All Saints' Church, Dodington, Somerset

Dodington, Bridgwater TA5 1LF
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Opening times:
Open daily
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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

  • Access information

    The church lies at the southern edge of a raised churchyard. The north entrance is accessible via a gravel path which slopes uphill through a lychgate, which could be challenging for a person with mobility problems. 

    There are two steps into the church, one from the gravel path into the porch (a maximum height of 16cm), and one from the porch into the nave (a maximum height of 15 cm).

    Inside the church the central aisle is relatively wide and there is only one other small step (a maximum height of 4 cm) in the nave. 

  • Facilities & Hire

    Has electricity and electric lighting.

    No heating, kitchen or toilet available.

  • Directions

    1 mile off the A39 between Nether Stowey and Holford, near Bridgwater.

    There is enough space for one car to park at the side of the lane, in front of the lychgate.

  • Transport

    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.

  • Community information
    Dodington All Saint's Church Plan

    Click the link above to download a copy of the Church Plan which sets out the shared vision for the future of the church. This is a working document that will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any feedback or if you want to contact us about the church plan please drop us a line. When you write, please do give the name of the church, thank you!

    All Saints’ Church, Dodington is our West region.

    Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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

    Somerset County Guide 2012

    Community information: All Saints’ Church, Dodington is our West region.
    Visit Somerset
    Somerset & Dorset Family History
    Somerset Archaeological & Natural History Society
    Friends of Somerset Churches & Chapels