CHURCH OF ST BRIDGET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1262963
Date first listed:
09-Feb-1961
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST BRIDGET, CHURCH ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST BRIDGET, CHURCH ROAD

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Sedgemoor (District Authority)
Parish:
Brean
National Grid Reference:
ST 29680 55951

Details

ST25NE BREAM CP CHURCH ROAD (East sidel

1/12 Church of St Bridget

9.2.61

- 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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
433625
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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