Historic Church Tour, Splendours of Somerset - PAST EVENT

21st July 2022
10:00 - 17:30
Member: £70.00
Non Member: £80.00

Explore over 500 years of history with this tour to some of our most treasured Somerset churches.

In this tour we will enjoy Somerset’s historic churches which are among the most beautiful in the country. Many stand in pretty villages or quiet rural locations, the perfect picture of all things English.

Our first stop will be The Church, Sutton Mallett that was a landmark for travellers crossing the lonely and potentially treacherous wilds of Sedgemoor in Medieval times. Rebuilt in 1827, its interior is beautifully preserved and furnished with a lovely Georgian pulpit and box pews.

Lunch will be at Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury, where you will be given a tour of the exterior of the site looking at the history of The Abbey Barn, followed by time to explore the museum galleries.

Next we will visit All Saints’, Langport, a large, beautiful church containing the largest collection of medieval stained glass in Somerset which is known as the church’s special treasure. All Saints was built mainly in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and stands on a hill near the River Parrett overlooking the remains of a Benedictine abbey.

Our last stop will be The Church in the Field, Low Ham that was constructed around 1620 by Sir Edward Hext, Lord of the Manor.  It is a rare building that features a Gothic style where you will see 17th-century fabric, fine floors, pews and glass.

 The tour will begin at Taunton train station at 10am, and will then return to the same station by 5.30pm.

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