religious buildings churches cathedrals etc in South Somerset
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Churches & Cathedrals in South Somerset

Heritage sites also including abbeys, religious monuments in South Somerset...





South Somerset Cathedrals, Historic Churches, Abbeys

 
blank tabMUCHELNEY ABBEYAbbey
Muchelney, Langport, Somerset, TA10 0DQ
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The monastery was first established at Muchelney by Ine, a 7th-century King of Wessex. It did not survive the Viking invasions, but the abbey was refounded about AD950 and lasted for nearly six centuries. The present remains date largely from the 12th century. The best-preserved feature of the site today is the Abbot's Lodging which had only just been completed when the abbey was surrendered to Henry VIII in 1539. Access to the ground floor only.
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HIDDEN CHURCHES OF... Somerset

Langport Chapel Photo © Liz Martin
Langport Chapel  - Photo: Liz Martin CCL

 

It's hardly surprising that Somerset, that English county famed for both Bath and Glastonbury, is one of the best areas to visit to see a wonderful collection of English churches.

But the real treasures are the lesser-known parish churches, still in use hundreds of years after they were first constructed.

Leave the tourist trail, and you'll find some of the most marvellous Saxon and medieval architecture and decoration in the country. More...


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