Sutton Mallet Church
Sutton Mallet Church
Sutton Mallet is a small Somerset village lying between Sedgemoor and the Polden Hills. For centuries the medieval church here served as a landmark for travellers crossing the Sedgemoor plain.
The medieval church was rebuilt in 1827 by Richard Carver, who designed a church very much in the Georgian style, with a polygonal chancel, nave, and south porch. Little has been altered since then, with the result that Sutton Mallet church is like an early 18th century time capsule. The interior is very much a Georgian church, with box pews, a gallery overlooking the west end, and a pulpit with reading desk. The font is Perpendicular Gothic, and there is a 17th century altar rail. The west tower also features a Georgian parapet. The base of a medieval stone cross stands opposite the porch. The church is no longer in regular use, but is preserved by the Churches Conservation Trust.