Brushford, St Nicholas Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 1500 carved oak chancel screen and 12th century parish chest
In the south chancel is a piece of medieval glass depicting the Virgin Mary. It was brought here from France and given to the church in 1925 to honour the memory of Evelina, Countess of Carnarvon. Also in the chancel is a window with glass by the William Morris Company, commemorating a young child of the Luard family.
Herbert's effigy was designed by Cecil Howard and lies upon a chest tomb, beneath a canopy designed by Lutyens, and his regimental sword suspended above. The chapel and effigy together form a wonderful piece of early 20th century art. Also in the chapel are several 16th-17th century bench ends.
St Nicholas' is one of the most interesting historic buildings in the Exmoor area, and deserves a visit.
About Brushford, St Nicholas
Address: Brushford New Road, Brushford, Somerset, England, TA22 9AP
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: On the western edge of the village, off the B3222. Parking along the lane. Usually open daylight hours.
Website: Brushford, St Nicholas
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Morebath, St George's Church - 2.2 miles (Historic Church)
Upton Tower, St James Church - 4.4 miles (Historic Church)
Knightshayes Court - 7 miles (Historic House)
Molland, St Mary's Church - 7.1 miles (Historic Church)
Tiverton Castle - 8.3 miles (Castle)
Tiverton, St Peter's Church - 8.3 miles (Historic Church)
Tiverton, St George's Church - 8.5 miles (Historic Church)
Cruwys Morchard, Holy Cross Church - 8.9 miles (Historic Church)
Nearest Accommodation to Brushford, St Nicholas:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Exmoor National Park
Dulverton National Park Centre
7-9 Fore Street
Tel: 01398 323 841