Church of St Catherine, St Catherine

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Church of St Catherine
St Catherine's Church - geograph.org.uk - 315880.jpg
Location St Catherine, Somerset, England
Coordinates 51°25′51″N 2°19′16″W / 51.43083°N 2.32111°W / 51.43083; -2.32111Coordinates: 51°25′51″N 2°19′16″W / 51.43083°N 2.32111°W / 51.43083; -2.32111
Built 12th century
Listed Building – Grade II*
Designated 1 February 1956[1]
Reference no. 1277121
Church of St Catherine, St Catherine is located in Somerset
Church of St Catherine, St Catherine
Location of Church of St Catherine in Somerset

The Church of St Catherine is an Anglican parish church in St Catherine, Somerset, England. It was built in the 12th century as a chapel of ease of Bath and has been designated as a Grade II* listed building.[1]

The manor of St Catherine belonged to Prior Cantlow of Bath Abbey in medieval times.[2] The church was remodelled by him around 1490, with the tower being added in 1503,[3] and underwent further changes in 1704, 1846 and 1880. The interior includes a 12th-century font and a 15th-century pulpit.[1]

The church stands within the grounds of the 16th century St Catherine's Court, which is Grade I listed.[1]

The parish is part of the benefice of Batheaston with St Catherine within the archdeaconry of Bath.[4] St Catherine's has been part of the parish since it was annexed in 1258.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Church of St Catherine". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Greenwood, Charles (1977). Famous houses of the West Country. Bath: Kingsmead Press. pp. 77–79. ISBN 978-0-901571-87-8. 
  3. ^ Dunning, Robert (2007). Somerset Churches and Chapels: Building Repair and Restoration. Halsgrove. p. 41. ISBN 978-1841145921. 
  4. ^ "St Catherine, Batheaston". A church near you. Church of England. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Benefice of St. John the Baptist with St. Catherine Batheaston Churches in Partnership" (PDF). Diocese of Bath and Wells. p. 10. Retrieved 15 September 2013.