Church of St Martin of Tours, Elworthy, Somerset

Silverdown Hill, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 3PX
How to find us | Access information
Opening times:
Open daily
  • Overview
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  • What's nearby

A church with an unusual outdoor staircase

Tucked into the hillside above the road, this thirteenth-century church has a distinctive battlemented tower with an unusual outside stairway.

Inside, there is Medieval and Jacobean woodwork, which was delicately restored in the nineteenth century, including a screen across the chancel arch with the inscription, 'O Lord Prepare Our Arts to Praye'.

A little window near the Watchet alabaster font contains two charming fifteenth-century stained glass figures of saints.

  • Access information
    Up a steep grassy, slippery slope from the lane to the north porch through the churchyard. Almost level entrance to a stone flag porch. Level access to the nave and chancel. No off road parking is available - tuck into the side of the road near the church.
  • Facilities & Hire
    Elworthy church is available to hire for events and is a unique and beautiful venue. Due to its historic nature the church has no heating, electricity, running water or toilet facilities so thought needs to be given for events longer than a couple of hours (e.g. portaloo hire). Elworthy St Martin can seat 60-100 people. If you would like to hire this church please contact us here.
  • Directions
    On the eastern edge of Exmoor Nationl Park, Elworthy St Martin is 12 miles north west of Taunton and 18 miles west of Bridgewater
  • Transport
    Nearest railway station: Taunton (12 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 Martin of Tours Elworthy Guidebook


  • Community information
    Elworthy 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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