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IoE Number: 268099
Location: CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE,
  PRIDDY, MENDIP, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr John Barker
Date Photographed: 16 June 2004
Date listed: 22 November 1966
Date of last amendment: 22 November 1966
Grade I

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ST55SWPRIDDY CPPRIDDY VILLAGE6/80Church of St Lawrence

ST55SW PRIDDY CP PRIDDY VILLAGE 6/80 Church of St Lawrence 22.11.66 I Anglican Parish Church. C13, C14, C15, restored 1881-88. Coursed and squared rubble, freestone dressings, coped verges with cruciform finials, lead sheeting roofs. Nave, chancel, north aisle, north and south transepts, south porch, north and south chancel chapels, west tower. Perpendicular. Three stage tower, diagonal buttresses with offsets; pierced parapet; bold corner pinnacles, and intermediate pinnacles all renewed 1705; simple 2-light bell chamber windows with louvres, on south side with plate tracery; 2-light west window, west door. Porch with parapet and coping, gargoyles, shafted outer door opening, benched inside on flagstone floor, niches for former statuary, shafted stoup. Similar parapets and copings to porch continuing over transepts and chapels on north and south sidesi 2 and 3-light windows in a variety of Perpendicular styles, some with square heads, some labels, in chancel early C14 lancet windows. Priests door to south chapel. Interior plastered on flag stone, wood block and tile floors. C19 roofs, to nave and chancel wagon, to aisle and chapels panelled lean-to. Aisle with stone bench to wall. North aisle arcade of 2:1 bays, piers to west of 4-clustered shafts, pier to east broad and chamfered; simple archway between aisle and north chapel. Broad archways to north and south chancel chapels, the former panelled, the latter shafted; south transept with broad shafted archway, stone benches. Triple chamfered tower arch without capitals; broad panelled chancel arch. Norman tub font; C19 cover in medieval style. Some C14 corbels carved as heads to nave and aisle. Good C15 rood and parclose screens. C13 grave cover with foliated cross re-used to form rere-arch in the chancel. Remains of niche adjacent to east window. Unusual C15 stone pulpit, probably formed by the remains of the rood stair. Jacobean altar table, pulpit and chest. Cl9 pews, screen, choir stalls, altar rails, lectern and organ. C18 and C19 memorial tablets to aisle. Incised Commandments adjacent to east window. Under tower a plaque marking restoration in 1705. Framed C15 altar frontal. (Pevsner, Buildings of England, North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).

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