Church of St Mary, Stogumber

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Church of St Mary, Stogumber is located in Somerset

The Church of St Mary in Stogumber, Somerset, England dates from the late 13th century. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.[1]

The church was founded as a Saxon minster with a chapelry at Bicknoller and other dues payable from property in Monksilver, Clatworthy and Elworthy.[2]

The oldest portions of the church are the tower and south porch. The tower can be dated from a will bequeathing money for its construction in 1401.[3] The north aisle is traditionally held to have been built by Cardinal Beaufort as a penance for his behaviour at his hunting lodge Halsway Manor.[4] The red sandstone church was restored in the 1870s to designs by John Dando Sedding.[5] The interior includes a chandelier built around 1770. The font is from the 15th century. The church has a stone pulpit.[6]

The churchyard contains the war graves of two Gunners of World War I.[7]

The Old Vicarage, which is now a private dwelling, was built in the 15th century.[8] The old brewhouse behind the vicarage is medieval in origin.[9]

The parish is part of the Quantock Towers benefice within the Quantock deanery.[5]

This page was last edited on 17 March 2018, at 18:14 (UTC).
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