St Thomas' Church, Thurlbear, Somerset

Address: Thurlbear, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 5BW
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Dramatic tower gargoyles

A 12th-century church, with two exceptional honey-coloured Norman arcades in the nave with delicately carved capitals.

The splendid 15th-century tower is adorned with dramatic gargoyles and there is a complete ring of four 15th-century bells from the Exeter Foundry.

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Road directions

3 miles south east of Taunton, off A358

Public transport information

Nearest railway station:Taunton (3.5 miles)

OS Reference No.

ST 265 211

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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, 4.75mb)

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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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.

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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.

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St Thomas' Church, Thurlbear, 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

There is level access to 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.