Church of St James, Beercrocombe

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Church of St James
Beercrocombe church.jpg
Location Beercrocombe, Somerset, England
Coordinates 50°58′44″N 2°57′39″W / 50.97889°N 2.96083°W / 50.97889; -2.96083Coordinates: 50°58′44″N 2°57′39″W / 50.97889°N 2.96083°W / 50.97889; -2.96083
Built 13th century
Listed Building – Grade I
Designated 17 April 1959[1]
Reference no. 430827
Church of St James, Beercrocombe is located in Somerset
Church of St James, Beercrocombe
Location of Church of St James in Somerset

The Church of St James in Beercrocombe, Somerset, England dates from the 13th century but the current building is predominantly from the 15th. It was restored in the late 19th century. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.[1]

The interior includes a 17th-century fireplace,[2] and pews from the late 13th or early 14th century.[3]

The bells in the two-stage tower were restored in 1999, after 80 years of silence,[4] and the peal restored to its original five bells.[3]

It is a church within the Seven Sowers benefice which includes Curry Mallet, Hatch Beauchamp, Orchard Portman, Staple Fitzpaine, Stoke St Mary (with Thurlbear) and West Hatch. It is within the archdeanery of Taunton.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Church of St James (430827)". Images of England. Retrieved 25 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Beercrocombe St. James". Dawson Heritage. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Beercrocombe Church History Notes". Beercrocombe Parish. Archived from the original on 30 July 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bellringing". Beercrocombe Parish. Archived from the original on 30 July 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "St James' Church, Beercrocombe". Retrieved 20 October 2012. 

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