Church of St Aldhelm and St Eadburgha, Broadway
|Church of St Aldhelm and St Eadburgha|
|Location||Broadway, Somerset, England|
|Designated||4 February 1958|
The dedication is unusual. St Aldhelm (c. 639-25 May 709), was Abbot of Malmesbury Abbey, Bishop of Sherborne, Latin poet and Anglo-Saxon literature scholar, was born before the middle of the 7th century. St Eadburgha may be an alternative spelling of St Edburga an English saint from the 7th century. A daughter of King Penda of Mercia, Edburga was a nun for most of her life.
The churchyard cross is also from the 13th century.
The church also still houses the original wooden bier used at funerals over a century ago.
Media related to Church of St Aldhelm and St Eadburgha, Broadway at Wikimedia Commons
- "Church of St Aldhelm and St Eadburgha". Images of England. Retrieved 2007-09-29.
- Bush, Robin (1994). Somerset: The complete guide. Wimborne, Dorset: Dovecote Press. p. 46. ISBN 1-874336-26-1.
- "Churchyard Cross". Images of England. Retrieved 2008-11-30.
- Hall, Colin (2010). Dropped In It. Kindle ebooks at Amazon. ASIN B0047O2F0S.