St Mary Magdalene

The tower alone is reason enough to visit this church, a distinctive landmark high in the Mendips.

About this church

It is one of the tallest Somerset towers and one of the finest, and its date of 1541 also makes it one of the last to be built before the Reformation.

The church to which it was added is much older, there is Norman work in the north door and in the east wall of the nave and chancel arch.

People in trouble could use the 'frith stool' or sanctuary seat, built into the wall under a window on the north side of the chancel. It entitled them to claim the protection of the church.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard

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

St Michael Archangel

The 12th century church is Grade I listed and contains a number of important listed monuments in the church and churchyard.

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