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St Giles

The magnificent pinaccled tower of St Giles, built around 1480, dominates the surrounding village and is reputed to be the best tower in the Mendips.

Leigh on Mendip, Somerset

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Leigh on Mendip

Inside the Grade I Listed church, parts of the chancel dates from the 12th century, most of the medieval pews are considered to be the originals, dating from the late 15th century or early 16th century. 

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Church of England

  • Partnership Grant, £1,000, 2018

  • Our Partnership Grants funded a range of repair projects, recommended by County Church Trusts, to help keep churches open.

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