St James' Tower, Upton, Somerset

Address: Eastmoor Lane, Upton, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 2JG
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Please note that this is a tower only with no visitor access to interior
Keyholder information, accessibility and facilities

Just a tower remaining

The tower is all that remains of this 14th-century church in Exmoor National Park at the end of a long lane.

The body of the old church was pulled down after 1861 when a new church was built, leaving a striking local landmark.

There is no public access to the interior of the tower.

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Road directions

16 miles west of Taunton and 5 miles north of Bampton, off B3190

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Tiverton Parkway (10 miles)

OS Reference No.

SS 982 295

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

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, 4.7mb)

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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  1. Alan Grove (29 Jun 2012, 09:30)

    Really all about the location. Best seen from the nearby car park at Haddon Hill. Here you can see superb 360 degree landscape,Wimbleball Lake,Exmoor ponies and if you are very lucky deer, not forgetting the Tower!

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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St James' Tower, Upton, 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.

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.