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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.


List entry Number: 1262963



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

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Brean

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 09-Feb-1961

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 433625

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1/12 Church of St Bridget


- II*

Parish Church. Originating from C13, predominantly C15, much rebuilt cica 1882. Coursed and squared rubble, coped verges, cruciform finials, slate roofs. Nave, chancel, South tower with entrance porch to ground floor. Perpendicular features. Plain squat saddleback tower created when struck by lightening, stone plaque to West inscribed:- "John Binchen Churchwarden 1729" commemorating the rebuild, plain semi-circular head door opening to South, C19 ribbed door, in the porch a stoup; C13 inner door opening of 2 recessed orders. Three bay nave, 3-light windows, those to South with cambered heads, window to centre of Worth wall with sole remaining original tracery; those to North with rere-arches. C19 chancel of a single bay; of similar date the chancel arch flanked by 2 corbels carved as heads, of the late C14 to hold the former lenten veil. Reused scalloped C15 piscina to chancel which is on encaustic tile floor; C19 stone reredos, altar rail and stalls with poppey heads. Pulpit dated 1620; lectern carved as a bold eagle dated 1892; carved C14/C15 octagonal font on a base with foiled niches; full set of C19 pews, the ends with plain thin poppy heads in immitation of a C15 pew remaining under the tower. Tablet to Edmund Hicks of 1893 by Cox of Weston. Late C18 strong-box under tower; 2 C19 chairs to chancel. C19 arched braced roofs to nave and chancel. Tower with 3 pre-reformation bells. All windows with simple leaded lights and stained glass. Church established on site in C6 probably by Irish monks and dedicated to the Celtic saint, St Brigit of Kildare. (Church Guide; N Pevsner, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST2968055951

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Church of St Bridget Brean Church Guide
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958)

National Grid Reference: ST 29680 55951


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