The Church of St Peter and St Paul in Muchelney, Somerset, England has Saxon origins, however the current building largely dates from the 15th century. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.
The church, which is adjacent to the site of Muchelney Abbey and close to the River Parrett, has a ceiling enlivened with Jacobean paintings of bare-breasted angels, their nudity thought to symbolize innocent purity. They were painted in the early 17th century.
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Anne Donnelly | Apr 14, 2018
Lovely ruins in a small village on the Somerset Levels. Peace and quiet.
Monk Anthony | Oct 13, 2017
Another wonderful example of monastic influence in Somerset. The English Hertiage employee was very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about the Norman influence on monasticism in England. Thank you!
Viv Forster | Oct 17, 2017
A lot more to explore than expected. Amazing 13th century tiles relaid in the nearby church. Check out the monks loos.
Michael Taylor | Aug 11, 2017
Although there were not many building left standing an effort had been made to show the life & conditions of a large mediaeval abbey before evil Henry VIII sold off the building & land to anyone who would pay for them. Even better was the English Heritage official who answered all my questions explaining the background to the"problems " of the Somerset levels & the abbey as well as a much wider discussion about our ancestry & linguistics. Great fun on a dull day.
Jamie Jimjogg | Aug 28, 2017
A good look at how the Abbott lived with his monks . Nice staff and a warm welcome. Some good interactive displays.
Suzi Offtheplanet | May 17, 2018
The actual Abbey is partly in ruins. Interesting but I found the surrounding area with its beautiful old houses and church, far more photo worthy! Also some intriguing straw figures dotted around the village including a policeman with a radar gun!!
Matt Beasant | May 26, 2018
The place is steeped in fascinating history and the EH guide on site really knows his stuff. Recommended. Buy the guide book as no audio tour here.
barry morris | May 20, 2018
Very interesting place albeit hard to find due to virtually non existent road signage
Julia Porter | Jun 14, 2018
Lovely peaceful place. Great info from staff there today. Even did some wine tasting!
Mark Purcell | Jun 21, 2018
A lovely little abbey steeped in history. There is a car park on site which is free.
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