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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.

Name: PRIORY CHURCH OF ST GEORGE

List entry Number: 1057646

Location

PRIORY CHURCH OF ST GEORGE, CHURCH STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
SomersetWest SomersetDistrict AuthorityDunster

National Park: EXMOOR

Grade: I

Date first listed: 22-May-1969

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 264660

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History

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Details

1. 5366 DUNSTER CHURCH STREET

SS 9843-9943 4/28 22.5.69 Priory Church of St George I GV

2. Predominantly 15th century with evidence of 12th and 13th century work, restored 1875-7 by G E Street. Possesses a monastic choir dating from C13 when Reginald de Mohun established a Benedictine Priory connected with Bath Abbey. Red sandstone walling and slate roofs. Cruciform plan with central tower, north and south transepts. 4-stage embattled tower of 1443 with diagonal buttresses, stair turret, single bell-chamber windows. Western half of church has traces of Norman work, elsewhere mainly Perpendicular. Embattled south porch and aisle, 3-light windows with panel tracery. Fine late 15th century carved oak rood screen with 14 unequal openings and elaborately carved canopy. Monuments include: stone female, effigy with canopy (said to be one of the Everard family); the recumbent figures of Sir Hugh Luttrell and wife (C15); an incised slab with figure of Lady Elizabeth Luttrell (C15); an altar tomb with two pairs of recumbent figures, also Luttrells.



Listing NGR: SS9904343661

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National Grid Reference: SS 99039 43663

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