Church of St Thomas a Becket, Pensford, Somerset
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A handsome fourteenth-century tower
Set in a pretty village with the River Chew running around it this fourteenth-century tower stands against a dramatically backdrop of railway viaduct arches. The rest of this church has been converted to a home.
The tower has three stages, with a west doorway and unusual fifteenth-century windows to the top stage.
Inside, it has an elaborate vaulted ceiling and a fine Medieval bell-frame above a Perpendicular font, a seventeenth-century pulpit, and text and benefaction boards.
There is no access to the main interior of the church.
A pair of eccentric churches
A strangely beautiful church
A light-filled gem with a Shakespearean connection.
From the lane through the village, along a level gravel path to the west door. There is clear access to the tower door along and 3 steps to the tower floor.
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.
Coming towards Bristol on the A37, come down the hill into Pensford and the tower can be found on the left hand side, close to the railway viaduct off the small lane that crosses the river in the middle of the village
Nearest railway station: Keynsham (4 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 Thomas a Becket, Pensford, is in our west region.
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