Church of St George, Ruishton

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Church of St George
Stone building with square tower showing across fields.
Church of St George, Ruishton is located in Somerset
Church of St George, Ruishton
Location within Somerset
General information
Town or city Ruishton
Country England
Coordinates 51°01′14″N 3°03′04″W / 51.0206°N 3.0512°W / 51.0206; -3.0512
Completed 1549

The Church of St George in Ruishton, Somerset, England was built in the 14th to 16th centuries and has been designated as a grade I listed building.[1]

The south chapel was built in the 14th and 15th centuries. Work started on the new church around 1533 and the roof above the nave was completed in 1549, although the tower, built in 1533,[2] was never completed. It was built on the site of an earlier Norman church and some features can still be seen at the south door.[3] Another remnant from the earlier church is the font which was carved in about 1380.[4] A gallery in the church was removed during Victorian restoration in 1866.[5]

In the churchyard is the remains of a 15th-century cross.[6]

The Anglican parish is part of the benefice of Creech St Michael and Ruishton with Thornfalcon within the archdeaconry of Taunton.[7]

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  1. ^ "Church of St George". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-10-17. 
  2. ^ Dunning, Robert (2007). Somerset Churches and Chapels: Building Repair and Restoration. Halsgrove. p. 44. ISBN 978-1841145921. 
  3. ^ "The history of St. George's Church, Ruishton". Church of England. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ruishton". Ruishton parish web site. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  5. ^ "Ruishton St George". West Gallery Churches. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Remains of churchyard cross in churchyard, about 7 m south of porch, Church of St George". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  7. ^ "St George, Ruishton". Church of England. Retrieved 18 November 2012.