Before the first church visit it is suggested you arrive earlier and visit Ashton Windmill, Notting Hill Way, Chapel Allerton, BS28 4QF, very close to the first church, and the last surviving windmill in the South West.
Start at 2.00 pm at Chapel Allerton, Front Street, BS26 2PQ. Parking limited on verge opposite. Originally site of Norman church with font from that period. Also C13th lancet widows remain. Current main interest is Victorian rebuilding circa 1860 by C E Giles including reredos and intricately carved font and pulpit.
On to Holy Trinity, Church Road, Blackford BS28 4NR. Parking limited in lower section of pub car park and in Church Road. Rare octagonal Chapel style church with cupola, by Richard Carver 1823. Originally three galleries of which only west remains. Chancel extended in 1921. Refurbished over past 20 years.
Thence to St Mary, Church Street, Wedmore BS28 4AA. Parking limited near church but available in signed public car park 5 mins walk. Church Grade I, grand mainly perpendicular but with earlier works (south door). Norman font, wall painting circa 1520, C17th pulpit, and magnificent brass candelabra all make this a dramatic visit. Tea here – donations please.
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