All Saints

All Saints is built entirely from the local Ham stone, it is a handsome town church with a history stretching back to at least as early as the 12th century, as some of its architectural details show.

About this church

It is the magnificent nave roof that makes the church so renowned. It was constructed of oak in 1513 and is of the tie beam style that is so often found in churches in this area, but the craftsmen excelled themselves here. It has been calculated that there are over 700 individual wooden panels in the roof, each with a different pattern within it. On the cross beams are angels with outstretched wings.

Below the roof and between the clerestory windows are carved niches, each one different, and with painted apostles dating from the 17th century on the back walls.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Wildlife haven

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches

Martock URC

Lovely dressed Hamstone, with a stone and tiled roof and a painted early Victorian interior.

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