Holy Cross


Architecturally the building is an excellent example of a mediaeval church with parts dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries and significant 15th and early 16th century work including the roofs, tower, rood screen and bench ends. Historically the building is important for its connection with the Monmouth Rebellion and the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685 (the last battle fought on English soil). The church was used as a base by the King's side, who were camped nearby and the nave contains the grave of a French nobleman, Chevalier Louis de Misiers, who died fighting for King James II (the only named grave of the battle).

Top tips from feedback:

- Make allowance for additional costs if you have bats, or any other protected species, in the roof.

- Allow sufficient contingency to allow for unforeseeable work in hidden areas and then double it!

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