Church of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Emborough, Somerset
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An elegant church on a Mendip ridge
Much of the church we see standing on a ridge of the Mendips dates from an early Georgian rebuilding, but its shape and site suggest Saxon origins.
Its prominent central tower, rising to an elegant parapet with four crocketted pinnacles at the corners, has a thirteenth-century base.
Inside are eighteenth-century fittings and the lovely barrel-shaped nave ceiling has a decorated plaster frieze at its east end.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
In the shadow of the great Abbey of Downside
The approach to the south door is via uneven paving across the gently sloping churchyard from the driveway of the adjacent Manor Farm. The North entrance is 90 cms wide and accessed via one step.
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 east of Wells, off B3139
Nearest railway station: Frome (11.1 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.
The Church of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Emborough , is in our west region.
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