St Michael, Brent Knoll


Start at St Mary, Church Road, East Brent TA9 4HZ.  A Grade I listed church dating from the 15th century.  Amongst its fine features are the mediaeval glass in the north windows, the Gothic revival decorated plaster ceiling in the nave, and the 15th century carved bench ends.  The SCT grant helped with roof repairs and lead replacement.

On to St Michael, Church Lane, Brent Knoll TA9 4DG.  Another Grade I listed church, with a Norman arched doorway and other Norman features; a fine wooden ceiling to the north aisle; the Jacobean pulpit; 14th century carved bench ends; and a memorial to John Somerset on the south wall.  The SCT grant was again to assist with lead repair.

Finally to Holy Trinity, Church Street, Blackford BS28 4NR – a quite different church, built 200 years ago as a chapel of ease to Wedmore church.  This is a Grade II listed, octagonal, Georgian Gothic Revival church.  Both the exterior and interior have benefitted from major restoration this century.  The centre of the roof has an arcaded cupola with a single bell.  The SCT grant helped to improve disabled access to the church.  Tea here – donations please.

For any enquiries about this Crawl please contact Tony Davies 01225 336124.


Holy Trinity, Blackford

St Mary, East Brent