St Andrew's Church, Northover, Somerset
- What's nearby
A church with ancient foundations
Just north of Ilchester, over the River Yeo, St Andrew's is a simple medieval church next to a farmyard. It was restored in 1878 by Charles Benson.
Its site - close to a large Roman cemetery beside the Fosse Way - is of outstanding archaeological importance. An excavation of the mound on which it stands could well reveal the foundations of a Saxon minster noted in the Domesday Book and perhaps reveal signs of an earlier pre-Christian/pagan temple.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
'Hunky Punks' and the best stained glass in Somerset
From main road through a formal garden, up 10 steps and along a flagstone and concrete path to the west door. Over grass to the chancel door. One further step down.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
5 miles north of Yeovil, on B3151
Nearest railway station: Yeovil Junction (6 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.
- Community information