St Andrew's Church, Curry Rivel

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Church of St Andrew
Stone building with a road in the foreground. In the background is the quare tower of a church.
Church and Manor Farmhouse
Location Curry Rivel, Somerset, England
Coordinates 51°01′29″N 2°52′04″W / 51.02472°N 2.86778°W / 51.02472; -2.86778Coordinates: 51°01′29″N 2°52′04″W / 51.02472°N 2.86778°W / 51.02472; -2.86778
Built 13th century
Listed Building – Grade I
Designated 17 April, 1959[1]
Reference no. 431260
St Andrew's Church, Curry Rivel is located in Somerset
St Andrew's Church, Curry Rivel
Location of Church of St Andrew in Somerset

The Church of St Andrew in Curry Rivel, Somerset, England dates from the 13th century and is designated as a Grade I listed building.[1] It was included in Simon Jenkins England's Thousand Best Churches.[2]

The oldest part of the church is the north chapel which is Norman, however there may have been an earlier Saxon church on the same site. Most of the church is from the 15th century. An earlier tower was demolished and rebuilt in 1861 when the interior was also refashioned. Within the tower are eight bells, the oldest of which is from 1510.[2]

The interior includes several 13th century monuments and a parclose screen.[3]

The Anglican parish is within the benefice of Curry Rivel with Fivehead and Swell, within the Taunton archdeaconry.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Church of St Andrew". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  2. ^ a b "A short history of the church". Curry Rivel. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Curry Rivel St. Andrew". Dawson Heritage. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "St Andrew, Curry Rivel". Church of England. Retrieved 22 October 2012.