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photoblog image All Saints Church Selworthy

All Saints Church Selworthy

All Saints’ is a 15th century church located in the beautiful village of Selworthy which is nestled within Exmoor National Park. The Grade 1 English Heritage building is situated on the side of the hill, with breath taking views across the Porlock Vale countryside, facing towards the highest point on Exmoor, Dunkery Beacon. Despite the church being constructed in the 15th century, the plain tower was completed in the 14thcentury which is in the Early Perpendicular style.

Selworthy Church is the only one in the district that is still periodically coated with a mixture of lime and tallow which helps to protect it from the elements. Photographs taken a hundred years ago show most of the local churches similarly covered.

All Saints Church Selworthy

All Saints’ is a 15th century church located in the beautiful village of Selworthy which is nestled within Exmoor National Park. The Grade 1 English Heritage building is situated on the side of the hill, with breath taking views across the Porlock Vale countryside, facing towards the highest point on Exmoor, Dunkery Beacon. Despite the church being constructed in the 15th century, the plain tower was completed in the 14thcentury which is in the Early Perpendicular style.

Selworthy Church is the only one in the district that is still periodically coated with a mixture of lime and tallow which helps to protect it from the elements. Photographs taken a hundred years ago show most of the local churches similarly covered.

comments (11)

J'aime bien la tour carrée.
Bill Phillips: Yes indeed. It is rather a nice little tower
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Apr 2019, 05:12
A handsome building.
Bill Phillips: Agreed Ray.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Apr 2019, 06:52
It really stands out in the landscape.The window surrounds look almost gold against the white of the stonework. It's good to hear that the the tower is perpendicular and not leaning at all.
Bill Phillips: It is a lovely building.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Apr 2019, 06:54
This is a fine church in an exposed position. You can see if from afar up on that picturesque hill overlooking the channel..
Bill Phillips: A very handsome building. We weren't able to go inside as people were in there doing singing and stuff
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk : Where the sun rises first in England
  • 28 Apr 2019, 07:48
The white coating certainly makes it stand out.
I would have thought the local natural stone, used, would have been tough enough to resist the elements.
Bill Phillips: You are the geologist comrade so you should know. Best you tell them to stop wasting their time and money
That's a very pretty finish on this church and the windows are beautiful.
Bill Phillips: Yes it is a bit of a gem!
This is so different from the other village churches you see in England, Bill. Excellent capture!
Bill Phillips: Yes it is Beverly. It seems in this part of the country using this coating was once quite common.
What a fine and unusual looking church, I suspect those windows look really good from inside.
Bill Phillips: We didn't go inside as there was a service on but I would hope to pay another visit sometime to see inside
Quite a job to whitewwash that!
Bill Phillips: Need a big brush and a big tin of Snowcem tom
I like it's white paint - makes it "feel" fresh and neat.
Bill Phillips: It does E. Not something I have see before either
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 30 Apr 2019, 16:57
a beautiful structure

the grave markers nearly blend out of site being shaped so similar to the windows
Bill Phillips: I see what you mean about the grave markers!

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