Church of St Martin, Worle

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Church of Saint Martin
St Martin's Church Worle exterior.JPG
LocationWorle, Somerset, England
Coordinates51°21′41″N 2°55′50″W / 51.3614°N 2.9306°W / 51.3614; -2.9306Coordinates: 51°21′41″N 2°55′50″W / 51.3614°N 2.9306°W / 51.3614; -2.9306 -->
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official name: Church of Saint Martin
Designated19 May 1983[1]
Reference no.1137549
Church of St Martin, Worle is located in Somerset
Church of St Martin, Worle
Location of Church of Saint Martin in Somerset

The Church of St Martin in Worle within the English county of Somerset has Norman origins. It is a Grade II* listed building.[1]

History[edit]

St Martin's Church was built in 1125 and rebuilt during the 14th and 15th centuries, with major restoration and extension work in 1870.[2] It is a Grade II* listed building.[2]

Following the dissolution of the monasteries the carved misericords from Woodspring Priory were moved to St Martin's.[3]

The Church is now ecumenical, with Methodist as well as Church of England ministers. The parish and benefice of Worle is within the Diocese of Bath and Wells.[4]

Architecture[edit]

The stone building has a tiled roof and consists of a four bay nave, chancel and north aisle. The three-stage tower is supported by angle buttresses.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Church of Saint Martin". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Church of Saint Martin". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  3. ^ Tomalin, David John; Crook, Christopher (2007). Woodspring Priory. The Landmark Trust.
  4. ^ "St Martin, Worle". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 13 March 2017.

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