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St Andrew, Puckington, Somerset

(50°57′38″N, 2°53′18″W)
ST377 183
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Somerset
now Somerset
medieval Wells
now Bath & Wells
medieval St Andrew
now St Andrew
  • Robin Downes
  • Robin Downes
14 April 2005

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The village of Puckington, Somerset is situated 10 miles SE of Taunton and 10 miles W of Yeovil. The church, which is built of rubble, is mostly of the 13thc and 15th with later work. It consists of a W tower, nave, large mid-19thc transept, chancel, S porch and vestry. The font is Romanesque.


Before the Conquest the manor was held by Muchelney Abbey but after 1066 it was taken over by Roger de Courcelles. It was subsequently held by a succession of families until the execution of the Duke of Suffolk in 1553 when it reverted to the Crown (Bush, 1985).





The principal source of stone is apparently the local quarry of Moolham just S of Ilminster.

The church is one of many which preserves a Romanesque font in a later medieval building, which suggests that it was probably retained intentionally.

  1. F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications (London, 1899), III, 230.

R. Bush, Somerset: the complete guide (Wimborne, 1985), 171.

Historic England listing 1057727

  1. N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset (Harmondsworth, 1958), 279.