St Beuno

With its unusual dedication, to a 6th century saint from north Wales, this is usually considered to be the smallest church in England, set in a secluded wooded combe.

About this church

A two light Romanesque window, cut from a single block of stone, recalls the Saxon and Norman origins of the simple two cell church.

The porch and the little 19th century spire are among later additions, which also include a medieval rood screen, a 17th century squire's pew, and a 20th century reredos by the Arts & Crafts architect Charles Voysey.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • National heritage here

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • Car park at church

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All Saints

The gleaming lime washed walls of this imposing church overlooking Exmoor give a foretaste of the wonderfully light and spacious feeling interior, with its slender white pillars and soaring wagon roofs.

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St George

An uneasy truce between priory and parish characterised the early history of this church, which served both communities: the townsfolk used the west end, while the monks worshipped at a separate high altar at the east end.

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