St Andrew's Old Church, Holcombe, Somerset
- What's nearby
In the shadow of the great Abbey of Downside
A mile from its village down a farm track through fields, the Old St Andrew's Church is set beautifully against a backdrop of tall trees, with the great Abbey of Downside towering beyond.
St Andrew's is simple and unassuming outside, but the south porch is of great antiquarian interest.
Inside, the church has a treasure trove of Georgian furnishings including box pews, pulpit, desk, west gallery and hat pegs. Everything here is delightfully unrestored and atmospheric.
A pair of eccentric churches
A strangely beautiful church
Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
A level tarmac path leads from the parking area across the large churchyard to the south porch with a single step up to the nave. There is level access from the car park.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
17 miles north east of Wells and 2 miles south east of Midsomer Norton, off A367
Nearest railway station: Frome (7.2 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.St Andrew's Holcombe Guidebook
St Andrew's Church, Holcombe is in our west region.
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