Church of St Catherine, Drayton

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Church of St Catherine
Stone square tower with gravestones in the foreground.
Location Drayton, Somerset, England
Coordinates 51°01′10″N 2°50′57″W / 51.01944°N 2.84917°W / 51.01944; -2.84917Coordinates: 51°01′10″N 2°50′57″W / 51.01944°N 2.84917°W / 51.01944; -2.84917
Built 15tyh century
Listed Building – Grade I
Designated 17 April 1959[1]
Reference No. 264336
Church of St Catherine, Drayton is located in Somerset
Church of St Catherine, Drayton
Location of Church of St Catherine in Somerset

The Church of St Catherine in Drayton, Somerset, England dates from the 15th century. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.[1]

St Catherine's exterior is blue lias and golden hamstone.[2] It was restored in 1855 by Maurice Davis of Langport and again in 1896.[1]

The 15th-century cross in the churchyard has a sculpture of St Michael with a sword and shield in the act of vanquishing a dragon.[3]

In 2002 plans to put a new floor in the tower provoked objections from parishioners and was eventually resolved by the Ecclesiastical Court.[4]

The rectory, known as Drayton Court, which dates from the early 19th century, is now a private house.[5]

The parish is part of the benefice covered by the Langport Area Team Ministry within the deanery of Ivelchester.[6]

Stained Glass Windows at St Catherine's, Drayton[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Church of St. Catherine". Images of England. Retrieved 26 September 2007. 
  2. ^ "St. Catherines church, Drayton". Drayton Village Web Site. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cross in churchyard of Church of St Catherine". Images of England. Retrieved 28 September 2007. 
  4. ^ "Re St Catherine, Drayton". Ecclesiastical Law Society. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Drayton Court". Images of England. Retrieved 28 September 2007. 
  6. ^ "St Catherine, Drayton". Church of England. Retrieved 23 September 2011.