St Mary's Church, Seavington, Somerset
- What's nearby
A pretty village church with a battlemented tower
St Mary's is built of Ham stone with a battlemented tower. Originally thirteenth century, it was considerably enlarged in the fifteenth century and further altered in the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. The oldest feature is a circular Norman font. Traces of Medieval wall paintings have recently been discovered.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A legend of love for a hilltop jewel
From narrow lane with little parking, there is an upward sloping path of stone and grass passing through iron gates leading to the south porch. Access through the south porch is relatively easy with one step down to the nave. Level entrance from path to the stone flag porch floor.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings only a small number have heating, running water and toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
3 miles east of Ilminster, off A303
Nearest railway station: Crewkerne (4.8 mles)
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