Church of St Martin, Kingsbury Episcopi
|Church of St Martin|
|Location||Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset, England|
|Designated||17 April 1959|
The church which stands on the site of an earlier Saxon church of which no trace remains, is dedicated to St Martin boasts an ornate Somerset Tower, 99 feet (30 m) tall, made of stone from nearby Ham Hill. There is a four bay aisled nave. Pevsner describes the chancel and chapels of the church as "gloriously lit" and advises visiting on a fine morning. He writes that the nave is older than the rest of the church, "no doubt of before 1400, and not yet infected with the later exuberance" of the Late Perpendicular style of the tower and other parts of St Martin's. Poyntz Wright suggests the 100 feet (30 m) high, west tower was built in 1515.
The church was renovated between 1845 and 1849.
- List of Grade I listed buildings in South Somerset
- List of towers in Somerset
- List of ecclesiastical parishes in the Diocese of Bath and Wells
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