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MSO12159 - All Saints Church and Churchyard, Wootton Courtenay

ENPHER Number:MSO12159
Name:All Saints Church and Churchyard, Wootton Courtenay
Type of Record:Building
Grid Reference:SS 9382 4342

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A parish church with a 13th Century tower, east wall and window, with various alterations to the nave in the 15th and 16th Centuries. It contains a Perpendicular octagonal font.

Monument Types

  • CHURCHYARD (Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD? to 2050 AD (Unclassified))
  • PARISH CHURCH (AD 13th Century to Modern - 1200 AD? to 2050 AD (Unclassified))

Designated Status

  • Conservation Area: Wootton Courtenay Conservation Area
  • Listed Building (I) 1345750: CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS


The earliest work in the church is of the 13th Century, which includes part of the east wall and east window and the greater part of the tower. The nave was re-roofed in the mid 15th Century and the aisle added. In the 16th Century, the south side of the nave seems to have been almost rebuilt. Drastic alterations and rebuildings took place between 1860-70. [1]

In normal use. [2]

Graveyard in use since at least medieval times. [6]

Three plaques within the church are dedicated to the 47 men who served in World War One, 5 of whom died, and one member of the parish who died in World War Two. The plaques have a decorative surround of laurel leaves and bunches of grapes. The inscriptions are in raised and polished letters. The central plaque has a tall nowy head. [7]

The building was visited in May 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 6. [8]

<1> Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, 1851-, Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, Volume 77 (1931), 75-77 (Serial). SMO4109.

<2> PITCHER, GHP, Field Investigators Comments, GH Pitcher, Ordnance Survey, 15 June 1965 (Unpublished document). SMO7319.

<3> Pevsner, N., 1958, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, 353 (Monograph). SMO5711.

<4> Allen, N.V., 1974, Churches and Chapels of Exmoor, 92 (Monograph). SSO727.

<5> Various, Various, Oral Information or Staff Comments, Matthew Nicholas, Somerset County Council, 2 June 2003 (Verbal communication). SMO5308.

<6> Various, Various, Oral Information or Staff Comments, M Aston, Somerset County Council, 10 December 1976 (Verbal communication). SMO5308.

<7> Imperial War Museum, United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials, UKNIWM reference 24731 (Website). SSO693.

<8> Lawrence, G., 2014, Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13 (Report). SEM8060.

Related records

MSO6253Parent of: 15th Century churchyard cross in All Saints Churchyard (Building)
MSO10630Parent of: 17th Century gravestone in All Saints Churchyard (Monument)

Other References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 444/6/120
  • Church Heritage Record ID: 601489
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10628
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6254
  • Local List Status (No)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW13
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36993
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31107
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35062
Date Last Edited:Jan 8 2018 1:21PM


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