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Another Sunday, another church

The Church of St Andrew in Old Cleeve, Somerset, dates from the 12th century and has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.


In the 12th century Robert FitzGerold gave the church to Bec Abbey in Le Bec Hellouin, Normandy, France, a Benedictine monastic foundation in Eure. Later in the same century William de Roumare gave it to Wells Cathedral and later it became the property of Cleeve Abbey until the dissolution of the monasteries.


The church was largely rebuilt in 1425 and the western tower was added around 1533.


The floor of the porch was cobbled with alabaster stones from the beach below the village and set in the shape of a heart during the 17th century.


The parish is part of the benefice of Old Cleeve, Leighland and Treborough within the Exmoor deanery.

Another Sunday, another church

The Church of St Andrew in Old Cleeve, Somerset, dates from the 12th century and has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.


In the 12th century Robert FitzGerold gave the church to Bec Abbey in Le Bec Hellouin, Normandy, France, a Benedictine monastic foundation in Eure. Later in the same century William de Roumare gave it to Wells Cathedral and later it became the property of Cleeve Abbey until the dissolution of the monasteries.


The church was largely rebuilt in 1425 and the western tower was added around 1533.


The floor of the porch was cobbled with alabaster stones from the beach below the village and set in the shape of a heart during the 17th century.


The parish is part of the benefice of Old Cleeve, Leighland and Treborough within the Exmoor deanery.

comments (8)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Aug 2019, 00:23
It looks solid!
A handsome building - but I especially love that cloud!
Jolie photo ! J'aime la forme de cette église.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Aug 2019, 06:32
I don't know this one, it looks quite an architectural mix
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Aug 2019, 06:51
This fine, stable church looks very English. I see the sea in the background.
Rather pleasing Alan. Did you explore inside?
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk where the sun rises first in England
  • 18 Aug 2019, 13:55
I notice that very many churches are built on high points in a village or parish. It is, l guess, “lest we forget”
A fine shot of a lovely old church, I found a few nice churches in the Cotswolds last week. NB: If it was my picture I would clone out that cable on the left hand side, I do a lot of that sort of thing with my images.

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