All Saints' Church, Dodington, Somerset
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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
A small church above the Parrett Estuary
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A landmark for travellers
The church lies at the southern edge of a raised churchyard. The north entrance is accessible via an uphill path through a lychgate, which could be challenging for a person with mobility problems. There is a secondary entrance (SE) leading to Dodington Hall and an overgrown, wooden fence.
Disabled access information
This site could be challenging for a person with mobility problems.
Facilities & Hire
No kitchen or toilet available.
1 mile off the A39 between Nether Stowey and Holford, near Bridgwater.
Transport: Nearest station: Bridgwater, 10 miles. By car: from Bridgwater, via A39, 22 minutes. By bus: routes from Bridgwater bound toward Minehead, stopping at Stogursey Turn.
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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 churchSomerset County Guide 2012
Community information: All Saints’ Church, Dodington is our West region.
Somerset & Dorset Family History
Somerset Archaeological & Natural History Society
Friends of Somerset Churches & Chapels