Milton Clevedon, St James Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 14th century effigy of a priest
There are two fonts; the current Victorian font is modern, but an older 18th century font was retained and now stands in the south transept.
The 14th Century Effigy
Against the north wall of the chancel is a recess containing the effigy of a 14th century priest. The effigy's face was recarved by vicar Sidney Selwyn in the 1860s. His efforts were not universally appreciated; the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society recorded its verdict as ''It is almost needless to say that, in spite of the ability which Mr Selwyn has displayed, he has committed a breach of taste, and has inflicted an injury on the cause of architectural study and criticism'. Not a ringing endorsement, then!
In a north transept window are small fragments of medieval coloured glass.
St James is a quiet country church. The setting is about as rural as you can get, beside a farmyard. The church is interesting mainly for the 14th century effigy and the statue niche over the south doorway.
About Milton Clevedon
Address: Bruton Road, Milton Clevedon, Somerset, England, BA4 6NS
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Beside Manor Farm, signposted off the Evercreech to Bruton road
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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