Holy Saviour's Church, Puxton, Somerset
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The leaning tower of the Levels
A wonderful Medieval church with a noticeably leaning tower on the low-lying north Somerset Levels.
It stands on a small mound at the edge of an earthwork which has produced evidence of a tenth to thirteenth century settlement.
Dominated by its leaning tower, the church is externally Perpendicular in style, with an earlier Saxo-Norman nave to the south.
Its light, rustic interior features ledger stones - engraved stones covering old tombs - set in the flagged floor.
Fine oak box pews on the north side of the nave are probably early eighteenth century, and the oak reading desk and pulpit are Jacobean.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
Pirate gravestones and family fireplaces
Main entrance is north porch – level access on gravel path across churchyard from lane and parking area. Clear access for visitors with disabilities.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
6 miles east of Weston-Super-Mare, off A370
Nearest railway station: Yatton (2.2 miles)
History & Further Information
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
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Somerset. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Holy Saviour's Church, Puxton is in our west region.
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