MSO8306 - St Petrock's Church, Timberscombe (Building)


St Petrock's Church is predominantly 15th Century. The tower was rebuilt in 1708 and the main body of the building restored in 1862.

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[SS 9559 4205] St. Petrock's Church [NAT] [1] St. Petrock's Church, formerly St. Michael's is in normal use. There must have been an earlier church on the site of the present one, which is predominantly 15th century. The tower was rebuilt in 1708 and the main body of the building restored in the late 19th century. [2-5] Parish Church of St. Petrock, Grade I, Church Street (west side). 15th Century, tower 1708, with 19th Century roof. Chancel restored 1862, rest of church restored 1882. Vestry added early 20th Century. (For full description see list.) [6] Additional bibliography. [7] Two plaques within the church commemorate brothers Eric and Philip Battersby who were killed in 1914 and 1917 in WWI. The plaques have a decorative border. A rectangular plaque is dedicated to Clifford Merson who was killed in 1916 in WWI. An incised cross breaks the top line of the inscription. The church organ was given in memory of Robert Ryder who was killed in 1917. There is an associated plaque. A wooden wall mounted board records the names of 66 members of the parish who served in WWI and 11 that died. A small crucifix is above the inscription. [8] The building was visited in June 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 6. [9]

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  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1928-1938. 6 Inch Map: 1928-1938, 3rd Edition. 1:10560. 1938.
  • <2> Unassigned: Hancock, F.. 1902. REV Object Name Book. 25.
  • <3> Monograph: Pevsner, N.. 1958. The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset. Penguin Books. 323.
  • <4> Unpublished document: PITCHER, GHP. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 26 May 1965.
  • <5> Monograph: Allen, N.V.. 1974. Churches and Chapels of Exmoor. Exmoor Press. 80-1.
  • <6> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . HHR: West Somerset District - Carhampton et al (5 June 1985) 51.
  • <7> Monograph: Collinson, J.. 1791 (2006). The History and Antiquities of Somerset. Archive CD Books Ltd. Volume 2, 45.
  • <8> Website: Imperial War Museum. United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials. UKNIWM references 24776-9, 1375.
  • <9> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.



Grid reference Centred SS 9559 4205 (23m by 15m)
Map sheet SS94SE

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 444/7/94
  • Church Heritage Record ID: 601482
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10607
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12158
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE16
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36893
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31081
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35055

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Oct 6 2020 9:15AM


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