St Nicholas' Church, Brockley

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St Nicholas' Church
Brockley church.jpg
Location Brockley, Somerset, England
Coordinates 51°23′58″N 2°46′09″W / 51.39944°N 2.76917°W / 51.39944; -2.76917Coordinates: 51°23′58″N 2°46′09″W / 51.39944°N 2.76917°W / 51.39944; -2.76917
Built 12th century
Architectural style(s) Norman
Governing body Churches Conservation Trust
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official name: St. Nicholas' Church
Designated 11 October 1961[1]
Reference no. 1137608
St Nicholas' Church, Brockley is located in Somerset
St Nicholas' Church, Brockley
Location of St Nicholas' Church in Somerset

St Nicholas' Church in Brockley, Somerset, England dates from the 12th century, and is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.[1] The church is a redundant church in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[2] It was vested in the Trust on 1 April 1989.[3]

The Norman church has a pinnacled tower which was added in the 15th century, and the whole church was extensively renovated in the 1820s by the Pigott family,.[4] The font is Norman and there is a stone pulpit dating from around 1480.[2] Inside the church is a Royal Coat of Arms dating from 1842 by William Edkins.[5]

The building is used as a local arts venue with service generally being held in the church twice a year, however special permission can be obtained for weddings.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Historic England, "Church of St Nicholas; Brockley (1137608)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 9 April 2015 
  2. ^ a b St Nicholas' Church, Brockley, Somerset, Churches Conservation Trust, retrieved 31 March 2011 
  3. ^ Diocese of Bath and Wells: All Schemes (PDF), Church Commissioners/Statistics, Church of England, 2011, p. 1, retrieved 31 March 2011 
  4. ^ a b "Archbishop's permission sees couple wed in redundant North Somerset church". Western Daily Press. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Pardoe, Rosemary. "The artists and craftsmen". Royal Arms in Churches. Rosemary Pardoe. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 

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