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Church of St James
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Location Preston Plucknett, Somerset, England
Built 1420
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official name: Church of St James
Designated 19 March 1951
Reference no. 1346135
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The Church of St James in Preston Plucknett, Somerset, England was built in 1420. It is a Grade II* listed building.


The church was built in 1420 with substantial Victorian restoration in the 19th century. The church which had been funded by John Stourton was consecrated in 1443.

A vestry was added in the 1950s and an annexe in 1979, which was expanded in 2001.

It became a separate parish church in 1988: until that time, it had been a church of St John’s, the parish church of Yeovil.

The parish and benefice of Preston Plucknett is within the Diocese of Bath and Wells.


The hamstone building has clay tile roofs. The 60 feet (18 m) high three-stage west tower survives from the original 15th century church with the addition of a clock in the 19th. It is supported by diagonal buttresses, and contains six bells.

In the churchyard is a 15th century cross, however the head of the cross with three figures on it is now stored in a glass case within the church itself.

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