Church of St Augustine, West Monkton

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Church of St Augustine
Stone building with square tower, partially obscured by trees.
Church of St Augustine, West Monkton is located in Somerset
Church of St Augustine, West Monkton
Location within Somerset
General information
Town or city West Monkton
Country England
Coordinates 51°03′03″N 3°03′10″W / 51.0507°N 3.0528°W / 51.0507; -3.0528

The Church of St Augustine in West Monkton, Somerset, England, dates from the 13th century and has been designated as a Grade I listed building.[1]

The parish church has an 88 feet (26.8 m) tower, of four stories, with no pinnacles or fancy tracery on the windows, giving the tower a slender, austere look compared to the medieval Somerset towers of churches in nearby Taunton, for example. Nikolaus Pevsner proposes that St Augustine's tower is older than the surrounding church towers, with a tower arch that may date to 1300 as part of a previous church building.[2]

The churchyard includes a stocks and whipping post under a canopy.[3]

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  1. ^ "Church of St Augustine". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (2003). The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09644-5. 
  3. ^ "Stocks and whipping post under canopy". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-02-11.