Church of St Christopher, Lympsham

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Church of St Christopher
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Church of St Christopher, Lympsham is located in Somerset
Church of St Christopher, Lympsham
Location within Somerset
General information
Town or city Lympsham
Country England
Coordinates 51°16′58″N 2°57′17″W / 51.2828°N 2.9548°W / 51.2828; -2.9548
Completed 15th century

The Church of St Christopher in Lympsham, Somerset, England dates from the 15th century, and has been designated as a Grade I listed building.[1]

It is known that Bartholomew de England was appointed rector at Lympsham in 1274,[2] although the parish had been given by Ine of Wessex to Glastonbury Abbey in 690 remaining part of the Abbey estates until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539.[3]

During the 19th century extensive restoration was carried out by Rev A. J. Stephenson and his son, J. H. Stephenson.[1] Further refurbishment was undertaken in 1909.[2]

Archaeological exploration in 2001 uncovered a copper alloy coin from Bath dated 1670.[4]

The parish is part of the benefice of Brent Knoll, East Brent and Lympsham, within the deanery of Axbridge.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Church of St Christopher". Images of England. Retrieved 30 October 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "Lympsham FTS Somerset Archaeological Watching Brief Report" (PDF). Wessex Archaeology. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Church of St Christopher and churchyard, Lympsham". Somerset Historic Environment Record. Somerset County Council. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Archaeological Investigations Project 2001 Post-Determination & Non-Planning Related Projects" (PDF). University of Bournemouth. p. 11. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "St Christopher, Lympsham". Church of England. Retrieved 9 October 2011.