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Church of St Peter, Englishcombe
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St Peter's church seen from the southeast
51°21′50″N 2°24′31″W / 51.36389°N 2.40861°W / 51.36389; -2.40861Coordinates: 51°21′50″N 2°24′31″W / 51.36389°N 2.40861°W / 51.36389; -2.40861
Location Englishcombe, Somerset
Country England
Denomination Church of England
History
Founded 12th century
Dedication Saint Peter
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade I Listed
Designated 1 February 1956
Style Norman,
Decorated,
Perpendicular
Administration
Diocese Exeter
Province Canterbury

The Church of St Peter is the Church of England parish church of Englishcombe, Somerset, England. It is a Grade I listed building.

History

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.

Leper holes
Leper holes in St Peter's church
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