Church of St Gregory, Weare

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Church of St Gregory
Gray stone building with square tower
Church of St Gregory, Weare is located in Somerset
Church of St Gregory, Weare
Location within Somerset
General information
Town or city Weare
Country England
Coordinates 51°16′13″N 2°50′29″W / 51.2702°N 2.8413°W / 51.2702; -2.8413
Completed 11th century

The Church of St Gregory in Weare, Somerset, England dates from the 11th century, although most of the building is from the 15th, and has been designated as a grade I listed building.[1]

The tower was built around 1407.[2] It is in four stages with pinnacles and pierced parapet.[3]

In the churchyard is a 15th-century cross,[4] and a 19th-century church room.[5]

In 1257 the church was granted to St Augustine's Abbey in Bristol and after the dissolution of the monasteries given to the dean and chapter of Bristol Cathedral.[6]

The font is older than the building dating from about 1150, while the pulpit is Jacobean.[7]

The parish is part of the Crook Peak benefice within the Axbridge deanery.[8]

British Comedian Frankie Howerd is buried in the church grounds.

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  1. ^ "Church of St Gregory". Images of England. Retrieved 3 March 2008. 
  2. ^ Poyntz Wright, Peter (1981). The Parish Church Towers of Somerset, Their construction, craftsmanship and chronology 1350 - 1550. Avebury Publishing Company. ISBN 0-86127-502-0. 
  3. ^ "Weare". GENUKI. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Churchyard Cross in churchyard approximately 10 Metres South of Nave, Church of St Gregory". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 9 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "Church Room, 15 metres north of tower, Church of St Gregory". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 9 February 2009. 
  6. ^ Bush, Robin (1994). Somerset: The Complete Guide. Dovecote Press. p. 214. ISBN 1-874336-26-1. 
  7. ^ "Weare". Crook Peak Parish. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "St Gregory, Weare". Church of England. Retrieved 16 November 2011.