Church of St Martin of Tours, Elworthy, Somerset
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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.
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.
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.
13 miles north east of Weston-Super-Mare and 2 miles south of Portland
Nearest railway station: Taunton (10.8 miles). Bus route number 500.
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.
The Church of St Martin of Tours, Elworthy, is in our west region.
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