Church of St Augustine, Clutton

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Church of St Augustine
Clutton (Somerset) St Augustine of Hippo - geograph.org.uk - 67717.jpg
Location Clutton Somerset, England
Coordinates 51°19′41″N 2°32′35″W / 51.32806°N 2.54306°W / 51.32806; -2.54306Coordinates: 51°19′41″N 2°32′35″W / 51.32806°N 2.54306°W / 51.32806; -2.54306
Built c. 1290
Listed Building – Grade II*
Designated 21 September 1960[1]
Reference no. 1320766
Church of St Augustine, Clutton is located in Somerset
Church of St Augustine, Clutton
Location of Church of St Augustine in Somerset

The Church of St Augustine is an Anglican parish church in Clutton Somerset, England. It was originally built around 1290, but much of it has been rebuilt since, and has been designated as a Grade II* listed building.[1] The church is dedicated to St Augustine of Hippo.

The tower is made of red sandstone with diagonal buttresses ending in pinnacles and probably dates from 1726.[2] The tower contains two bells dating from 1734, made by Thomas Bilbie of the Bilbie family.[3]

Two railed tomb enclosures within the Broadribb family plot are also listed as Grade II,[4] as are a group of three Broadribb and Purnell monuments.[5]

In 1780 John Wesley came to the church but was denied use of the pulpit, so he had to preach from a stone in the churchyard.[6]

The parish is part of the benefice of Clutton with Cameley, Bishop Sutton and Stowey within the archdeaconry of Bath.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Church of St Augustine". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (1958). The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol. Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-071013-2. 
  3. ^ Moore, James; Rice, Roy; Hucker, Ernest (1995). Bilbie and the Chew Valley clock makers. The authors. ISBN 0-9526702-0-8. 
  4. ^ "2 railed tomb enclosures 15 metres west of tower of Church of St. Augustine". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Group of 3 Broadribb and Purnell monuments, 1 metre east of south aisle, Church of St. Augustine". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Church". Clutton village. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "St Augustine of Hippo, Clutton". A church near you. Church of England. Retrieved 15 September 2013.