Maperton, St Peter & St Paul Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Saxon carved fragments in the porch wall
The pride of St Peter and St Paul's is the east window, with glass by Henry Holiday, who also designed 4 other windows for the church. The church guide calls Holiday's work one of the best windows in Somerset.
A final mention must be made of some fragments of carving built into the south porch wall. These fragments may possibly be of Saxon origin, a reminder that though much of Maperton church is Victorian, it stands on a site used for worship for over 1000 years.
All images are (c) Olivia Scott, LRPS
Address: Maperton, Somerset, England, BA9 8EJ
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Open 9.30 am until 6 pm in sumer and daylight hours in winter.
Photo Credit: Olivia Scott, LRPS
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
South Cadbury Castle - 2.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Haynes Motor Museum - 3.7 miles (Museum)
Gants Mill and Garden - 5.1 miles (Historic Building)
Bruton Dovecote - 5.2 miles (Historic Building)
Oborne, St Cuthbert's Church - 5.2 miles (Historic Church)
Sherborne Old Castle - 6.1 miles (Castle)
Sherborne Abbey Church - 6.3 miles (Historic Church)
Sherborne Castle - 6.3 miles (Historic House)
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