Church of St Peter, Huish Champflower

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Church of St Peter
Square stone tower with gravestones in the foreground.
Church of St Peter, Huish Champflower is located in Somerset
Church of St Peter, Huish Champflower
Location within Somerset
General information
Town or city Huish Champflower
Country England
Coordinates 51°03′15″N 3°21′29″W / 51.0543°N 3.3580°W / 51.0543; -3.3580
Completed 15th century

The Church of St Peter in Huish Champflower, Somerset, England dates from the 15th century, with the north aisle being built in 1534. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.[1]

It was built on the site of an earlier Norman church although nothing of the previous structure remains.[2]

The tower arch dates from 1703, and the building was restored in 1875–80 when the chancel arch was rebuilt. It includes a tower with five bells, one of which was made in 1790 by Thomas Bilbie of the Bilbie family in Cullompton.[3]

The church includes stained glass claimed to be from the remains of a Jesse window from Barlynch Priory near Dulverton, and a 15th-century lectern.[4]

The parish is part of the Wiveliscombe and the Hills mbenefice within the Tone deanery.[5] A service is held at the church once a month.[6]

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  1. ^ "St Peter's Church". Images of England. Retrieved 5 September 2007. 
  2. ^ "St Peter's — Huish Champflower". Church of England. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Moore, James; Rice, Roy; Hucker, Ernest (1995). Bilbie and the Chew Valley clock makers. The authors. ISBN 0-9526702-0-8. 
  4. ^ Bush, Robin (1994). Somerset: The complete guide. Wimborne, Dorset: Dovecote Press. ISBN 1-874336-27-X. 
  5. ^ "St Peter, Huish Champflower". Church of England. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "St Peter's Church in Huish Champflower". Exmoor and West Somerset. Retrieved 1 October 2011.