Churches: Nether Stowey

Nether Stowey church

Nether Stowey Church Facts

Dedicated to
St Mary the Virgin
Plan
  • Nave
  • Chancel with north vestry
  • South porch
  • North aisle
  • South aisle
  • West tower (in 3 stages)
Made of
  • Red sandstone random rubble walls
  • Freestone details
  • Slate roof
Age
  • 15th Century tower
  • Rebuilt 1851
  • Perpendicular and decorated style.
Special features
  • Base of 14th Century churchyard cross
  • Stained glass windows
  • Connection to the Audley family

Nether Stowey Church I-Spy

‘Spot these ‘I spies’ for real when you visit Nether Stowey church’

  • A serious-looking Victorian stone angel: most of Nether Stowey church was rebuilt in the 19th century…
  • …and this inscription tells you how it was all paid for. Prices have changed since then!
  • They kept the original 500-year-old octagonal stone font,(but the cover looks new.)
  • This fine carved bird looking at the Christmas flowers is actually a lectern, or reading desk. On it is a large Bible.  Eagle-lecterns are common in churches. The eagle is the symbol for St John, who wrote the four gospels included in the Bible.
  • This memorial tells the story of a very special Quantock person, Tom Poole.  The people of Nether Stowey were very proud of him and all the good things he did.  Look in the churchyard for more evidence about the Poole family.