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Lilstock, Somerset

(51°11′49″N, 3°11′36″W)
ST167 449
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Somerset
now Somerset
medieval St Andrew
now St Andrew
  • Robin Downes
  • Robin Downes
2 Feb 2005

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Lilstock is a hamlet in the civil parish of Stringston. It is 12 miles (19 km) NW of Bridgwater. The chapel of St Andrew, with only two rows of pews, features a 14thc. chancel arch. This arch is the only remaining portion of the earlier church which was demolished in 1881 when the present building was erected. The church was declared redundant in 1980, and the Norman font removed to Stogursey church in 1981. The entry for Stogursey includes a description of the font.


In 1086 Ansgar the cook held the manor of the king. 1100x1107 William of Falaise gave the monks of Lonlay (in Normandy, Orne département, c.20 km E of Mortain) the church at Stogursey and the tithes of ⅔ of the demesne at Lilstock. The advowson was conferred 1161x1171 to Lonlay.


F. Bond. Fonts and Font Covers. London 1908. Lilstock font illustrated as No. 152.

  1. F Arnold-Forster Studies in Church Dedications London 1899 III 182

Historic England listing 1308170

  1. N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol. Harmondsworth 1958, 211

R. W. Dunning (editor), A. P. Baggs, R. J. E. Bush, M. C. Siraut "Parishes: Lilstock". Victoria County History. A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 5 London 1985