All Saints' Church, Langport, Somerset
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'Hunky Punks' and the best stained glass in Somerset
All Saints, built mainly in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, stands on a hill near the River Parrett, overlooking the remains of a Benedictine abbey.
Its bold, pinnacled west tower, covered with gargoyles known locally as 'Hunky Punks', is a local landmark.
However, the church's special treasure is its east window, containing the largest collection of medieval stained glass in Somerset. The saints are shown in gloriously coloured robes with both animated and serene expressions.
In April 2011 a group of young volunteers called the New Saints came together to start a project in partnership with us to find new ways of using the building in future.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A legend of love for a hilltop jewel
From adjacent road around an uneven but level flagstone path to the south porch with a level entrance on a flagstone south porch.
Access via a path to the south porch. There is a wooden ramp which requires positioning for access to the nave.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
14 miles east of Taunton and 4 miles north east of Somerton off A378
Nearest railway station: Bridgwater (9.5 miles)
History & Further 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.Somerset County Guide
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.
All Saints' Church, Langport is in our west region.
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