Church of St Peter, Englishcombe

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Church of St Peter
Church englishcombe.jpg
Location Englishcombe, Somerset, England
Coordinates 51°21′50″N 2°24′31″W / 51.36389°N 2.40861°W / 51.36389; -2.40861Coordinates: 51°21′50″N 2°24′31″W / 51.36389°N 2.40861°W / 51.36389; -2.40861
Built 12th century
Listed Building – Grade I
Designated 1 February 1956[1]
Reference no. 32502
Church of St Peter, Englishcombe is located in Somerset
Church of St Peter, Englishcombe
Location of Church of St Peter in Somerset

The Church of St Peter in Englishcombe, Somerset, England was probably built by Robert de Gournay in the 12th century.[2] It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.[1]

The church was given to the Cluniac Priory of Bermondsey in 1112 by the Lady Hawisia de Gournay, and by the Cluniacs to the monks of Bath in 1239.[3]

The church features Norman arches and leper holes in the porch, which would have enabled lepers to hear the sermon without coming into contact with the rest of the congregation.[4] On either side of the chancel are corbel tables which depict animals and people.[5]

The parish is with the benefice of Bath St Barnabas with Englishcombe.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Church of St. Peter". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 14 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Manco, J. (1995) The Parish of Englishcombe: A History, pp. 2, 4.
  3. ^ Hill, James (1914), "Full text of 'The place-names of Somerset'",, retrieved 6 March 2011 
  4. ^ "Tour of Englishcombe". Salem Evangelical Centre. Retrieved 29 March 2007. 
  5. ^ Downes, Robin. "Church of St Peter, Englishcombe, Bath & North-East Somerset" (PDF). Englishcombe. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "St Peter, Englishcombe". Church of England. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 

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