Church of St Vigor, Stratton-on-the-Fosse facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsChurch of St Vigor
|Town or city||Stratton-on-the-Fosse|
The Anglican Church of St Vigor in Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Somerset, England, dates from the 12th century and has been designated as a Grade I listed building. Saint Vigor was a French bishop and Christian missionary. After the Norman conquest of England, his cult moved from France to England. This church is one of only two English churches dedicated to him, the other being at Fulbourn in Cambridgeshire.
The original Norman church was founded by Geoffrey de Montbray the Bishop of Coutances after he became the lord of the manor following the Norman Conquest. Only the doorway on the south side of the church, the chancel arch and font remain from this period. The pulpit dates from the 14th century along with the chancel.
The Long chapel, named after the benefactors, the Long family, was built in 1782.
Church of St Vigor, Stratton-on-the-Fosse Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.