Church of St Catherine, Fivehead

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Church of St Catherine
Swell church.jpg
Location Fivehead, Somerset, England
Coordinates 51°00′30″N 2°54′01″W / 51.00833°N 2.90028°W / 51.00833; -2.90028Coordinates: 51°00′30″N 2°54′01″W / 51.00833°N 2.90028°W / 51.00833; -2.90028
Built 12th century
Listed Building – Grade I
Designated 17 April 1959[1]
Reference no. 431759
Church of St Catherine, Fivehead is located in Somerset
Church of St Catherine, Fivehead
Location of Church of St Catherine in Somerset

The Church of St Catherine in Swell Lane, Fivehead, Somerset, England dates from the 12th century and has been designated as a Grade I listed building.[1][2]

It has a three-bay nave and two bay chancel. The vane is supported by buttresses.[2] The door in the south porch has a Norman, Romanesque chevron arch.[3]

The six bells were restored in 2007.[4] The interior includes a Norman font and has a Jacobean pulpit from 1634.[3]

The church is adjacent to Swell Court Farmhouse which is also Grade I listed.[5] In the churchyard are two chest tombs, one dated 1619, which are also listed buildings.[6][7]

The parish is within the benefice of Curry Rivel with Fivehead and Swell which is part of the Diocese of Bath and Wells.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Church of St. Catherine". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Church of St. Catherine". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "St. Catherine's". Fivehead. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "St Catherine, Swell". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "SWell Court Farmhouse". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 
  6. ^ "Monument 4m south of chancel of Church of St. Catherine". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Monument 2m south of chancel of Church of St. Catherine". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 18 September 2016.