St Nicholas' Church, Brockley, Somerset
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Skull and crossbone gravestones and family fireplaces
Brockley Church developed from a small Norman building in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Its fine pinnacled tower was added in the fifteenth, but it owes much of its present furnishings and atmosphere to a thorough and graceful restoration in the 1820s.
The south transept has a spacious family pew with separate entrance and a fireplace, added by the Pigotts whose association with the parish lasted 300 years.
There is a Norman font and a stone pulpit dating from around 1480.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
High on a hill with far-reaching views
A level entrance is accessed along a long paved path through the grass churchyard to the south porch and door. There are 2 steps from the nave to the altar and 4 steps from the nave to the family pew and south transept.
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.
9 miles north east of Weston-super-Mare and 3 miles south of Nailsea, off A370
Nearest railway station: Nailsea & Backwell (0.7 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT 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 CCT cares for in Somerset. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
St Nicholas' Church, Brockley is in our west region.
Useful local links:
- The Friends of St Nicholas' Church - Contact Wendy Dorey on 07703 577 074 or email@example.com
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