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MSO11721 - St Giles Church and Churchyard, Hawkridge

ENPHER Number:MSO11721
Name:St Giles Church and Churchyard, Hawkridge
Type of Record:Building
Grid Reference:SS 861 306
Parish:WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Summary

A parish church, mostly Perpendicular but with a Norman south door and with a chancel and base of tower dating to the 14th Century. It was restored in 1878. There is a Norman font inside.

Images

Hawkridge. 2006  © Exmoor National Park Authority

Hawkridge. 2006 © Exmoor National Park Authority

Norman doorway at St Giles' Church, Hawkridge  © Exmoor National Park Authority

Norman doorway at St Giles' Church, Hawkridge © Exmoor National Park Authority

Font, St Giles' Church, Hawkridge  © Exmoor National Park Authority

Font, St Giles' Church, Hawkridge © Exmoor National Park Authority

St Giles' Church, Hawkridge  © Exmoor National Park Authority

St Giles' Church, Hawkridge © Exmoor National Park Authority

Monument Types

  • CHURCHYARD (Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD? to 2050 AD (Unclassified))
  • PARISH CHURCH (Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD? to 2050 AD (Unclassified))

Designated Status

  • Listed Building (II*) 1174221: CHURCH OF ST GILES

Description

The church consists only of a nave and chancel with a tower at the west end. The fabric includes an east window and buttresses in the early Decorated style as well as early Norman features, such as a doorway on the north side of the tower and a circular font. The tower is 19th Century. In normal use. [1]

Graveyard in use since at least medieval times. [4]

The remains of a medieval cross comprising a socket stone and a small stump of shaft survive in the churchyard. The socket stone is square at the bottom with sides of 0.7 metres, reducing to an octagon with broached corners. [5]

The first rector was appointed in 1318. [7]

In c. 1992 the western end of the oak vaulting was replaced after being damaged by scaffolding which was being used during repairs to the tower. [8]

A wooden memorial commemorates two members of the parish who died in World War One. The memorial consists of an arched wooden board flanked by two fluted flat columns. [9]

The building was visited in March 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 6. [10]


<1> Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1965, SS83SE, 4 (Map). SSO1695.


<2> Pevsner, N., 1958, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, 192 (Monograph). SMO5711.


<3> Allen, N.V., 1974, Churches and Chapels of Exmoor, 57 (Monograph). SSO727.


<4> Aston, M, 13.12.76, Somerset County Council (Unassigned). SSO767.


<5> Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1965, SS83SE, 7 (Map). SSO1695.


<6> Royal Archaeological Institute, 1844 onwards, The Archaeological Journal, Volume 7 (1850), 300 (Serial). SMO5332.


<7> Church of St Giles information pamphlet (Monograph). SSO82.


<8> Chapman, H.P., Field Investigators Comments, RCHME Field Investigation, 26 January 1995 (Unpublished document). SMO7304.


<9> Imperial War Museum, United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials, UKNIWM reference: 24603 (Website). SSO693.


<10> Lawrence, G., 2014, Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13 (Report). SEM8060.

Other References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1076/18/161
  • Church Heritage Record ID: 601467
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10793
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8674
  • Local List Status (No)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SE4
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35771
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31295
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34288
Date Last Edited:Jan 30 2017 12:55PM

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