St Andrew's Church, Northover, Somerset

Address:
Northover, Ilchester, Yeovil BA22 8LD
How to find us | Access information
Opening times:
Locked - key available from Ilchester Texaco garage
  • Overview
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A church with ancient foundations

Just north of Ilchester, over the River Yeo, St Andrew's Church 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.

Make a donation to Northover Church here or text 'NOV' to 70191 to donate £10. Thank you.

  • Access information
    Parking for several cars in the nearby laybay. The church is approached through a metal gate and up two sets of stairs. The west door cannot be opened by key so please use the smaller entrance on the north east side to access the church (the key can be collected from the nearby Texaco garage and should be used to open both locks).
  • Facilities & Hire
    Northover Church is available to hire for events and is a unique and beautiful venue. Due to its historic nature the church has no heating, running water or toilet facilities so thought needs to be given for events longer than a couple of hours (e.g. portaloo hire). Northover Church does have electricity and can seat up to 105 people (fire rated capacity 60 people if only one door unlocked). If you would like to hire this church please contact us here.
  • Volunteering Opportunities
    We are currently looking for volunteers to help with cleaning, historical research, talks and stewarding, events and fundraising. If interested please get in touch with the Local Community Officer on [email protected].
  • Community information
    Northover 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!

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