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South Somerset (District Authority)
South Barrow
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SOUTH BARROW CP ST62NW SOUTH BARROW VILLAGE 4/131 Church of St Peter 24.3.61 GV II* Anglican parish church. C14 or earlier. chancel added and church much restored in 1850. Local lias stone cut and squared, Cary stone dressings; plain clay tile roofs with ornamental clay ridge-pieces between stepped coped gables. Two-cell plan of 2-bay chancel and 3-bay nave, with south porch and west tower. Chancel has plinth. angled corner buttresses, band course at cill level and eaves course; 3-light C15 style east window with arched label having square stops; plain rectangular chamfered windows in north and south walls, one only to the former. Nave has plinth, cill band, eaves course; paired lancet windows under double arched labels; on north wall a projection for the rood loft staircase, with small pierced light. South porch to match, with clasped corner buttresses, chamfered pointed outer arch and segmental inner arch, with dog-tooth label over doorway. Tower of 2 stages; plinth, string course, angled corner buttresses to full height, battlemented parapet which formerly had corner pinnacles; moulded 4-centre arched West door under square label with square stops, quatrefoils in spandrils; above a 3-light late C14 traceried window with arched label extended as a string; otherwise plain on lower stage; above, 2-light traceried windows in hollowed arched recesses having pierced stone baffles, one to each face, with additional single-light window below on south side: on north-east corner a square plan stair turret with pitched stone roof and slit windows. The interior simple, C19 in character. Chancel has moulded ribbed and boarded roof vault; a Cl4 sedilia, two blocked pointed arched recesses in north wall, and a C13 style chancel arch. Nave has similar roof, and tall wide tower arch, probably early C14, with bell-capitals to long single jamb shafts; most of rood loft stair survives in north wall, Fittings include Laudian altar rail and simple C17 altar table, C17 timber pulpit on C19 stone base, also a small sexton's desk of C17, and a number of C15 bench ends with a variety of carvings; font a chamfered cuboid bowl, lettered "1584/RM/SM", on possibly earlier shaft with attached corner shafts. Monuments include an engraved brass plate dated 1584, First recorded incumbent 1312. (Greenwood C and J, Somerset Delineated, 1822; Pevsner, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST6018127892


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Books and journals
Greenwood, C, Greenwood, J , Somerset Delineated, (1822)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958)


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

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Date: 26 Oct 2003
Reference: IOE01/11302/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Barker. Source Historic England Archive
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