St Andrew's Church, Cheddar

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Church of St Andrew
St Andrew's Church, Cheddar is located in Somerset
St Andrew's Church, Cheddar
Location within Somerset
General information
Town or city Cheddar
Country England
Coordinates 51°16′25″N 2°46′34″W / 51.2737°N 2.7761°W / 51.2737; -2.7761Coordinates: 51°16′25″N 2°46′34″W / 51.2737°N 2.7761°W / 51.2737; -2.7761
Completed 14th century

The Church of St Andrew in Cheddar, Somerset, England dates from the 14th century and has been designated as a Grade I listed building.[1]

The church was restored in 1873 by William Butterfield. It contains some 15th-century stained glass and an altar table of 1631. The chest tomb in the chancel is believed to be to Sir Thomas Cheddar and is dated 1442.[1]

The tower, which rises to 100 feet (30 m),[2] and dates from around 1423,[3] contains a bell dating from 1759 and made by Thomas Bilbie of the Bilbie family.[4]

St Andrew's is the Church of England parish church for Cheddar. The vicar is The Reverend Sue Rose, who was licensed as priest-in-charge in April 2009.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Church of St. Andrew". Images of England. Retrieved 2006-05-09. 
  2. ^ Leete-Hodge, Lornie (1985). Curiosities of Somerset. Bodmin: Bossiney Books. p. 20. ISBN 0-906456-98-3. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Moore, James; Rice, Roy; Hucker, Ernest (1995). Bilbie and the Chew Valley clock makers. The authors. ISBN 0-9526702-0-8. 
  5. ^ "Wait for vicar over". Cheddar Valley Gazette. 29 April 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2009.