Cothelstone St. Thomas of Canterbury

The church is set behind the gardens of the manor house at the foot of the Quantocks. Although the Victorians added a new stage to the tower and new roofs throughout, the church retains much of interest from its early arcade of about 1200.

The alabaster effigies , medieval glass and 16th-century bench ends are all noteworthy.

In the churchyard is the gravestone of Ianthe, daughter of Harriet and the poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley.

ST 191 308, On minor road from Bishops Lydeard to Bridgwater 2km NE of Bishops Lydeard

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** well worth a visit