St Peter and St Paul

Maperton, Somerset


St Peter and St Paul

A grant to help fund a project to recover the roofs to the nave, chancel, north and south transepts and to repair windows. St Peter and St Paul is the focus of a tiny village that has no shops, no pub and no village hall. There has been a church on the site of the present structure since about 940 A.D. The existing tower dates from the late 15th century. Fire swept through the church on 26 December 1849 destroying the roof. By 1869 the church was said to be dilapidated and it was demolished, except for the tower. The new church, designed by Henry Hall in Early English style in 1869, cost £1,500 and was built of rubble with freestone dressings under a roof of Maperton tiles.

  • Church of England

  • Repair Grant, £10,000, 2014

  • Our Repair Grants funded urgent repair work to help keep churches open.

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