Church of St Luke and St Andrew, Priston

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Church of St Luke and St Andrew
Gray building with arched windows. Square tower surmounted by a weather vane. Gravestones and crosses in grass in the foreground separated from the road by a stone wall.
Location Priston, Somerset, England
Coordinates 51°20′36″N 2°26′19″W / 51.34333°N 2.43861°W / 51.34333; -2.43861Coordinates: 51°20′36″N 2°26′19″W / 51.34333°N 2.43861°W / 51.34333; -2.43861
Built 12th century
Listed Building – Grade I
Designated 1 February 1954[1]
Reference no. 32725
Church of St Luke and St Andrew, Priston is located in Somerset
Church of St Luke and St Andrew, Priston
Location of Church of St Luke and St Andrew in Somerset

The Church of St Luke and St Andrew in Priston, Somerset, England has a nave dating from the 12th century, on the site of an earlier Norman church.[2] It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.[1]

The arches under the central tower include original stonework from the Norman era, but were rebuilt in 1859, with the chancel being restored 10 years later under Sir George Gilbert Scott.[2]

The tower dates from the 15th century and is crowned with a disproportionately large weather vane given as a gift by the lord of the manor in 1813.[3]

The interior includes a 14th-century octagonal font.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Church of St Luke and St Andrew". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  2. ^ a b c Robinson, W.J. (1915). West Country Churches. Bristol: Bristol Times and Mirror Ltd. pp. 120–124. 
  3. ^ Scott, Shane (1995). The hidden places of Somerset. Aldermaston: Travel Publishing Ltd. p. 22. ISBN 1-902007-01-8. 

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