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St Giles, Hawkridge, Somerset

(51°3′51″N, 3°37′36″W)
SS 861 307
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Somerset
now Somerset
  • Robin Downes
06 July 2004, 05 January 2005

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Hawkridge is a small village on the southern edge of Exmoor, 4 miles NW of Dulverton and less than half a mile from the Devon border. It stands on the Hawkridge Ridge that overlooks the River Barle. The church, in the centre of the village, consists of nave with S porch, chancel and W tower. It is constructed of local random rubble with hamstone dressings, and diagnostic details are mostly 14thc (chancel) or later. The S doorway and font are the only Romanesque features, and the church was restored in 1878.


Hawkridge was not mentioned by name in the Domesday Survey. William de Plessy was Lord of the Manor in 1274.


Exterior Features





The EH listing suggests that the segmental inner arch of the doorway is renewed.


EH, English Heritage Listed Building 265575.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, Harmondsworth 1958, 192.