Church of All Saints, Selworthy

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Church of All Saints
Selworthy Church.jpg
Church of All Saints, Selworthy is located in Somerset
Church of All Saints, Selworthy
Location within Somerset
General information
Town or city Selworthy
Country England
Coordinates 51°12′37″N 3°32′51″W / 51.2102°N 3.5476°W / 51.2102; -3.5476
Completed 15th century

The Church of All Saints which sits on a hillside above Selworthy, Somerset, England is a whitewashed 15th-century Church, with a 14th-century tower. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.[1]

The pulpit includes a 17th-century hourglass and the iron-bound parish chest dates from the same time.[2] Within the church is a copy of the Chained Book of 1609 by Bishop John Jewel, entitled Defense of the Apologie of the Church of England.[3]

In the churchyard is a medieval cross with three octagonal steps, a square socket, and an octagonal shaft. The head is missing.[4][5] The churchyard provides views across the valley to Dunkery Beacon.[6]

The WW2 cryptographer, William Clarke is buried there.[7]

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  1. ^ "Church of All Saints". Images of England. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  2. ^ "Selworthy". Pictures of England. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  3. ^ "Selworthy". Everything Exmoor. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  4. ^ Adkins, Lesley; Roy Adkins (1992). A Field Guide to Somerset Archaeology. Wimborne, Dorset: Dovecote Press. p. 101. ISBN 0-946159-94-7. 
  5. ^ "Remains of churchyard cross". Images of England. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  6. ^ Dunning, Robert (1980). Somerset and Avon. Edinburgh: John Bartholomew & Son. p. 125. ISBN 0-7028-8380-8. 
  7. ^ Joseph A. Maiolo, ‘Clarke, William Francis (1883–1961)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004