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IoE Number: 261642
Photographer: Mr Peter McLaren
Date Photographed: 21 August 2003
Date listed: 24 March 1961
Date of last amendment: 29 August 1984
Grade II*

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BRUTON CPST63SEREDLYNCH5/192Church of Saint Peter24.3.61II*

BRUTON CP ST63SE REDLYNCH 5/192 Church of Saint Peter 24.3.61 II* Church. c1750. By Nathaniel Ireson of Wincanton. Local stone rubble with bands and dressings of Doulting stone; hipped Welsh slate roof. Single-cell plan of 5 bays, with central North porch and South East vestry added. Plinth, band course above windows; plain semi-circular headed windows, with rectangular clear leaded panes including much C18 glass, set on plain cills with jambs, impost blocks, architraved arches with keystones; centre bay North side has gabled porch, with matching arch to inner door, possibly C20; two Eastern bays on South side occupied by C19 gabled vestry, with Venetian window in South wall, and Westernmost bay has arched doorway to match windows; East elevation has no window, but a simple bell turret with two offsets and a recess in the wall to shelter the outside ringer; the West elevation is likewise windowless, but features a C20 memorial with rusticated piers, proudstanding panel with cornice over, and legend "In Memoriam" with coat of arms and "Semper erectus" below. Interior has large coving to moulded plasterwork ceiling; reredos to East wall featuring Ionic columns with cornice and central pediment, plasterwork decorations in panels; good wall panelling, altar rail; pulpit is of wood panelling, partly recessed into South wall and matching dado panelling in nave; pews may be of C20. Memorial in semi-circular arched recess in West wall to several members of the Pepper family. Built for the Earl of Ilchester, of Redlynch Park (qv), where Nathaniel Ireson was Master-Builder.

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