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IoE Number: 267560
Location: CHURCH OF ST PETER, HIGH STREET (west side)
Photographer: Mr Michael Perry
Date Photographed: 11 July 2006
Date listed: 17 October 1985
Date of last amendment: 17 October 1985
Grade II*

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ST53SW LYDFORD-ON-FOSSE CP HIGH STREET (West side) WEST LYDFORD 10/88 Church of St. Peter - GV II* Anglican Parish Church. 1846 by B. Ferrey on an earlier site. Coursed and squared lias rubble, Doulting dressings, stone tile roofs, coped verges with cruciform finials. Nave with a south porch, north aisle, chancel with a north vestry, west tower. Archaeologically correct Perpendicular. Tower with set-back buttresses, embattled parapet with pinnacles, prominant gargoyles, small south stair turret, 2-light bell-chamber windows, 3-light west window; 3 bay buttressed nave with an embattled parapet, 3-light windows; 4-bay north aisle, again buttressed with embattled parapet, 3-light windows; 2 bay chancel, pierced parapet with pinnacles, 4-light east window. Buttressed porch with paired wrought-iron dog gates. Loftly plastered interior under elaborate hammer-beam roofs. 4-bay arcade to north aisle, the piers with 4-hollows mouldings which may be re-used from a C15 structure, though much restored. Plain C15 octagonal font, a niche to each face of its base. C19 pews; C19 lectern in the form of a carved eagle; C19 pulpit, some C19 metal plaques to walls with pious texts. C17 chest; small C17 communion table. 5 C19 tables by Reeves of Bath, Wood of Bristol and Tyley of Bristol. C19 stained glass, particularly the east-window by Wailes of 1852. (Pevsner N. Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

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