Timberscombe: St Petroc

Timberscombe: St Petroc
Record Type:
Church code:
Bath & Wells

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade I Listed Building
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Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is in the following National Park: Exmoor

Conservation Area

The church is not in a Conservation Area

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

Approximate Date

Approximate Date:

Exterior Image

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Summary Description

Timberscombe parish is on the fairly steep northern slopes of the Brendon Hills and the edge of Exmoor National Park. It formerly lay at the junction of the road north/south from Minehead to Bampton and the route east-west to Exford. The village itself is probably sited where the Minehead road crossed the Timberscombe stream. The church sits on the hillside to the north of this crossing. St Petrocks Church is a Grade I Listed building (1 of 10 in Exmoor National Park). A church is thought to have existed by 1189 and the first record of a vicar is from before 1319. St Petrock’s is mostly C15 with a west tower added early C18 with C19 parapet and pyramid roof; with panelling to fill the tower arch.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
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Church Website

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Sources and Further Information

Somerset County Council (2016) The Somerset Historic Environment Record (HER) http://www.somersetheritage.org.uk/record/ [Digital Archive/Data]
HER Site Number (PRN):
Exmoor National Park (2012) Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record (ENPHER) https://www.exmoorher.co.uk/hbsmr-web/record.aspx?UID=MSO8306 [Digital Archive/Data]
ENPA HER Monument Reference: MSO8306
CWGC (2016) Commonwealth War Graves Commission CWGC Unique File Reference Number: 12298 [Bibliography/Data]
Number of War Graves: 1
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/11313/ [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
James Miles (2019) Church Bells 8 bells [Archive/Index]
8 bells
McNeilage Conservation (2021) Timberscombe Plaque Report [Digital Archive/Document]
Timberscombe Plaque Report
David and Jerry Sampson (2019) Archaeological Assessment https://timberscombevillagehall.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/somerset-churches-project.pdf [Digital Archive/Document]
Archaeological Assessment of Timberscombe St Petroc for the Somerset Churches Project
ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive https://images.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/luna/servlet/detail/LPLIBLPL~34~34~132296~119007 [Archive/Graphic material]


ICBS File Number - 08458

Coverage - 1879-1882

Created by SEDDING, John Dando: b. 1838 - d. 1891 of London