MSO8668 - St Andrew's Church and churchyard, Withypool (Building)


The church is of medieval origin but has been restored and rebuilt at various times, most recently by WH Farings in 1902. It has a Norman font and a medieval carved stone with part of a cross set into the northwest buttress of the tower.

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St Andrew's Church has a nave, rebuilt chancel and arcade of three bays. The low broad west tower was largely rebuilt in 1901, but the tower arch towards the nave looks 17th century rather than 20th century. There is a Norman font. [1] Graveyard in use since at least medieval times. [2] The parish church is late medieval in date. The tower was rebuilt in the early 17th century. The church was restored and refitted in 1887 and was restored extensively and the tower rebuilt again in 1902, with the latter work by W H Farings. . The living is a chapelry annexed to the rectory of Hawkridge. [4] 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. [5] An information leaflet gives further information on the church's history and fabric. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Monograph: Pevsner, N.. 1958. The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset. Penguin Books. P. 350.
  • <2> Monograph: Allen, N.V.. 1974. Churches and Chapels of Exmoor. Exmoor Press. P. 90.
  • <3> Unassigned: Aston, M. 13.12.76. Somerset County Council.
  • <4> Index: 2/1/1986. Thirty-fifth List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset)/Exmoor National Park.
  • <5> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <6> Leaflet: Anonymous. Unknown. [Untitled: St Andrew, Withypool]. N/A.



Grid reference Centred SS 8463 3559 (93m by 78m)
Map sheet SS83NW

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1076/12/163
  • Church Heritage Record ID: 601488
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10795
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11722
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW5
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35749
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34290
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31298

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Dec 8 2020 3:17PM


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