CHURCH OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1060177
Date first listed:
29-Mar-1963
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Sedgemoor (District Authority)
Parish:
Over Stowey
National Grid Reference:
ST 18559 38510

Details

ST13NE OVER STOWEY CP

OVER STOWEY VILLAGE

1/122 Church of St. Peter and St. Paul

29.3.63 II*

Anglican Parish Church. First recorded incumbent 1144. C14/C15 tower, much rebuilt by Richard Carver in 1840, further late C19 work. Roughly coursed and squared rubble, freestone dressings, slate roofs, crested ridge, coped verges with cruciform finials. Nave with north aisle and south porch, chancel with north chapel and vestry; west tower; vault. Perpendicular and neo-Perpendicular. Two stage embattled tower with diagonal buttresses, plinth with offset, gargoyles, embattled topping stair-turret on north side, 2-light bell-chamber windows with stone grilles; 3-light west window, west door in a moulded surround. Nave of 1:2:1 bays, single and 3-light windows, cambered heads; 2 bay North aisle, windows in conforming style. Three bay chancel, trefoiled lancets, 3- light east window. Plastered interior on flag floors, chancel with mosaic pavement; C19 wagon roofs; arcade to north aisle, piers of 4-hollows section; C14 tower arch; plain chancel arch. Fittings:- good C15 bench ends; C15 octagonal font; C17 cover; C17 coffin stools; large branch dated 1775; iii altar, reredos, choir stalls, pews, pulpit, light fittings and painted texts. Memorials:- several slabs to floor, most important to Humfry Blake of 1619 and Baron Taunton of 1869; C18 wall monument under tower, several others of C19, particularly to Thomas and James Rich of 1813/15 by H. Wood of Bristol. Much stained glass:- East window by Hardman 1857; 6 windows by Morris & Co., 2 to aisle of 1870 and 1874 particularly good. (Pevsner N., Buildings of England, South and Nest Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST1855938510

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
269383
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 05 Jan 2003
Reference: IOE01/08750/21
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