PRIORY CHURCH OF ST GEORGE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1057646

Date first listed: 22-May-1969

Statutory Address: PRIORY CHURCH OF ST GEORGE, CHURCH STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: PRIORY CHURCH OF ST GEORGE, CHURCH STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset (District Authority)

Parish: Dunster

National Park: EXMOOR

National Grid Reference: SS 99039 43663

Summary

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History

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Details

1. 5366 DUNSTER CHURCH STREET

SS 9843-9943 4/28 22.5.69 Priory Church of St George I GV

2. Predominantly 15th century with evidence of 12th and 13th century work, restored 1875-7 by G E Street. Possesses a monastic choir dating from C13 when Reginald de Mohun established a Benedictine Priory connected with Bath Abbey. Red sandstone walling and slate roofs. Cruciform plan with central tower, north and south transepts. 4-stage embattled tower of 1443 with diagonal buttresses, stair turret, single bell-chamber windows. Western half of church has traces of Norman work, elsewhere mainly Perpendicular. Embattled south porch and aisle, 3-light windows with panel tracery. Fine late 15th century carved oak rood screen with 14 unequal openings and elaborately carved canopy. Monuments include: stone female, effigy with canopy (said to be one of the Everard family); the recumbent figures of Sir Hugh Luttrell and wife (C15); an incised slab with figure of Lady Elizabeth Luttrell (C15); an altar tomb with two pairs of recumbent figures, also Luttrells.



Listing NGR: SS9904343661

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 264660

Legacy System: LBS

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