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All Saints

Dates back to medieval times and stands on high ground beside Nynehead Court (once the family seat of the de Wyke and then Sanford families), from the church tower there are panoramic views of the Blackdown Hills to the south and the Brendan and Quantock hills to the north.

Nynehead, Somerset

Opening times

Key can be obtained from adjoining Nynehead Court (the residential care home) at all times during day light hours, car parking space also reserved on same basis adjacent to the churchyard.


adjacent to Nynehead Court
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Significant features of artistic or archaeological interest:

• Eleven stained glass windows dating from 1700s to 1900s (two windows of ‘Faith and ‘Hope’ located in the chancel are to designs by Joshua Reynolds, made when he was in residence at Nynehead Court). These designs are complimented with a further window of ‘charity’ on the opposite side in the chancel.

• Rood screen which was installed by Richard Wyke’s son in 1480.

• Organ by Charles Bailey rebuilt by Mr Toms of Wellington.

• Font of the perpendicular style of the 15th century.

• Mosaic tablets depicting the 'Sermon on the Mount' and the 'Last Supper' from the late 1800s.

• Elijah statue by Joshua Giles.

• Della Robbia workshop sculptures brought back from Italy by the Revd John Sandford in 1883.

• Sanford Chapel with its angel carved in 1840 and Revd Sanford bust, both by Costoli (pupil of Canova).

• Particularly fine cartouche tablet with draped cloth carved with inscription to William Sandford died 1718.

• Kneeling figures of Edward & Elizabeth Clarke died 1679 & 1667 made locally in Milverton.

• Six bells recently rehung (2008) which are dated 1530, 1630,1630, 1661,1894 and 1907.

• Churchyard has remains of a churchyard cross, Chorley Family Monument and Dole Table.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • On street parking at church

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

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