Holy Saviour's Church, Puxton, Somerset

Address: Puxton, Hewish, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, BS24 6TF
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The leaning tower of the Levels

A wonderful Medieval church with a noticeably leaning tower on the low-lying north Somerset Levels. It stands on a small mound at the edge of an earthwork which has produced evidence of a 10th to 13th century settlement.

Dominated by its leaning tower, the church is externally Perpendicular in style, with an earlier Saxo-Norman nave to the south.

Its light, rustic interior features ledger stones – engraved stones covering old tombs – set in the flagged floor.

Fine oak box pews on the north side of the nave are probably early 18th century, and the oak reading desk and pulpit are Jacobean.

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Road directions

6 miles east of Weston-Super-Mare, off A370

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Yatton (2.2 miles)

OS Reference No.

ST 407 633

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Useful information

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You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.







PDF iconSomerset County Guide (PDF, 4.75mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Somerset. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Comments

  1. Anonymous (30 Nov 2011, 21:41)

    Wonderful church with a leaning tower. Very atmospheric inside, deep sense of history and antiquity. I loved it!

  2. Jonathan Clark (19 May 2012, 15:21)

    Beautiful historic Church with fascinating history and leaning tower.we benefited from a talk organised by the Friends of Somerset Churches and Chapels

  3. SCSmith (10 Dec 2012, 22:36)

    Another little gem of a church that has been saved. There is plenty to see and it it well worth a visit. Take time to read your brochure or you might miss the small things like the wrought-iron frame for holding the hourglass for timing the sermon!

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Holy Saviour's Church, Puxton, Somerset

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

Good access for visitors with disabilities.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.