St Petrock

A medieval church with facilities, open daily and welcoming everybody whether local or visiting historic places, in the heart of a lovely Exmoor village with a pub and fantastic local walks.

About this church

A tranquil and sacred space with lots of heart in a 15th century church with some parts dating even earlier.

Lots to enjoy including a rare vaulted wooden rood screen and loft, Jacobean pulpit, restored wall paintings, and a piscina dating from 1400s. A peal of 8 bells, unusual in a small country church, is practised and rung weekly. The churchyard cross dates from 1300s and the churchyard yew tree is notable, more than 440 years old. 

Complete church records are available and accessible on heritage days held annually. Brochures are available to describe all the major features. A lovely village pub The Lion, serves food only a few steps away. This is a walkers paradise and a new toilet and a servery means visitors can rest and reflect on their visit.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Ramp or level access available on request
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets in church
  • Café in church
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike
  • Church shop or souvenirs

Other nearby churches


St George

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


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.


Blessed Virgin Mary

St Mary's is a fine village church first built by the monks of nearby Barlynch Priory in the early 13th century on the site of an old Saxon church (the manor was held in the 11th century by King Harold's mother, hence Regis).

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