St Petrock's Church, Timberscombe

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Church of St Petrock
Reddish stone church with square tower.
St Petrock's Church, Timberscombe is located in Somerset
St Petrock's Church, Timberscombe
Location within Somerset
General information
Town or cityTimberscombe
Coordinates51°08′17″N 3°32′20″W / 51.1381°N 3.5389°W / 51.1381; -3.5389

The Church of St Petrock in Timberscombe, Somerset, England has a 15th-century tower, the rest of the building dating from 1708. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.[1]

The church is dedicated to Saint Petroc, who probably visited the parish in the 6th century.[2]

The chancel dates from around 1450, however sections of the nave walls may survive from an earlier building.[3] Above the south doorway is a mural of David which dates from the Protestant Reformation. The font is 15th century and the pulpit from the 17th.[3]

The tower which was built in the early 18th century,[3] has a peel of eight bells.[2]

The parish is part of the benefice of Dunster, Carhampton, Withycombe with Rodhuish, Timberscombe and Wootton Courtenay within the Exmoor deanery.[4]

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  1. ^ "Church of St Petrock". Retrieved 8 February 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Timberscombe". Everything Exmoor. Archived from the original on 10 December 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ a b c "St Petrock's Church". timberscombe. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  4. ^ "St Petroc, Timberscombe". Church of England. Retrieved 15 November 2011.

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