St Thomas' Church, Thurlbear, Somerset
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Dramatic tower gargoyles
A twelfth-century church, with two exceptional honey-coloured Norman arcades in the nave with delicately carved capitals.
The splendid fifteenth-century tower is adorned with dramatic gargoyles and there is a complete ring of four fifteenth-century bells from the Exeter Foundry.
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 a wide lane with good parking, through double metal gates up a gently sloping tiled path to the south porch (30m). Level entrance to porch. Relatively clear access but tiles on the churchyard path uneven.
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.
3 miles south east of Taunton, off A358
Nearest railway station: Taunton (3.5 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 Thomas' Church, Thurlbear, is in our west region.
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