St Peter's Church, Englishcombe facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsChurch of St Peter, Englishcombe
St Peter's church seen from the southeast
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Heritage designation||Grade I Listed|
|Designated||1 February 1956|
St Peter's was probably built for Robert de Gournay in the 12th century. The church was given to the Cluniac Priory of Bermondsey in 1112 by the Lady Hawisia de Gournay, and by the Cluniacs to the monks of Bath in 1239.
The church has Norman arches and leper holes in the porch, which would have enabled lepers to hear the sermon without coming into contact with the rest of the congregation. On either side of the chancel are corbel tables depicting animals and people.
The parish is in the benefice of Bath St Barnabas with Englishcombe.
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