All Saints' Church, Dodington, Somerset

Dodington, Bridgwater TA5 1LF
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Grade I listed All Saints’ Church in Dodington belongs to the parish of Holford in Somerset.

This much-altered church likely has its origins in the 12th century. Adjacent to the manor of Dodington Hall – home of relatives of William the Conqueror – from the 12th to the 18th century, the church was rebuilt and enlarged in the 15th century and the nave remodelled in the 16th century. In the 19th century new pews were installed and at the time the church was described as a “handsome stone building”. There were further restoration works after World War I when a lych gate to honour four men killed during the war was added.

The building also serves as a memorial to Admiral Sir Edward Codrington (1770-1851), Commander of HMS Orion in the Battle of Trafalgar.

Inside, the church features a Jacobean-style altar, a wooden Victorian pulpit and  Gothic-style lectern, and a perpendicular-style octagonal font beneath a fine moulded timber roof structure with traces of a Medieval paint scheme.

Photo by Keltek Trust