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St Peter, Huish Champflower, Somerset

(51°3′12″N, 3°21′29″W)
Huish Champflower
ST 049 291
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Somerset
now Somerset
medieval St Peter
now St Peter
  • Robin Downes
24 March 2005

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Huish Champflower is a small village in the West Somerset district of the county. It stands on the River Tone, and is 2½ mls. WNW of Wiveliscombe. The church, in the village centre, is a building of the 15thc and later, but with some 14thc stones reset in the N aisle. It consists of a chancel, a nave with a N aisle and a S porch, and a W tower, and is built of squared local stone rubble with Hamstone and red sandstone dressings. The only Romanesque feature is the font.


Huish Champflower was held by Aethelric in 1066 and by Roger Arundel in demesne in 1086. It was assessed at 2 hides and 3 virgates, and also contained a mill, 20 acres of meadow, 60 acres of woodland and pasture a league long and half a league broad. The overlordship descended with the barony of Poorstock (Dorset), to the Newburgh family, and was held by Henry of Newburgh in 1276. The tenancy was held by Thomas de Champflower in 1166, and remained in this family until the early 13thc.





The font is not mentioned in Pevsner (1958), but in Orbach’s revision it is described as 12thc, and as ‘a narrow Ham stone tub tapered to a base roll moulding’.


Historic England Listed Building 429522

J. Orbach and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset. New Haven and London 2014, 369-70.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset. Harmondsworth 1958, 201.

Victoria County History: Somerset, V (1985), 81-88.