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CHURCH OF ST LUKE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHURCH OF ST LUKE

List entry Number: 1058030

Location

CHURCH OF ST LUKE

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

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Exmoor

National Park: EXMOOR

Grade: II

Date first listed: 06-Apr-1959

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 265425

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Details



SS73NE EXMOOR CP

SIMONSBATH 11/12 Church of St Luke 6.4.59

II - Church. Circa 1856. Architect unknown. Dressed lias, render grooved as ashlar to left of porch, slate hung west end, Ham stone dressings, stepped sill string course below windows, coved cornice, coped verges to chancel arch wall, slate roofs. Plan: 3-bay nave, bell-cote, south porch, chancel, north-east vestry. Early English style. Slate hung gabled bell-cote rising from central west end buttress pierced by 2 lancets, lower flanking butttresses with cement caps linked by high plinth, single storey gabled porch, pointed arch opening reached by flight of 4 steps, trefoil lights on returns, pointed arch inner doorway, double doors with decorative hinges, 2 paired lancets to nave, buttress, 3 lancets to chancel, set back buttresses, east window of 3 lancets, lancet north wall of chancel, lean-to roofed vestry, 2 lancets east side, shouldered doorway north front, 3 paired lancets to nave. Interior: rendered. Pointed chancel arch. Arched braced nave roof, collar beam to nave, in varnished pine as are all fittings and harmonium. The ecclesiastical parish was created in 1856 out of the Royal Forest of Exmoor and the memoirs of the first vicar, the Rev W H Thornton, 'Reminiscences of An Old West Country Clergyman' tell of its early days. (Pevsner, Buildings of England South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: SS7757639429

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958)
Thornton, Reverend W H, Reminiscences of an Old West Country Clergyman

National Grid Reference: SS 77576 39429

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