There has probably been a church at Nettlecombe since the late 13th century and by 1440 it was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Alcombe is now part of Minehead but was formerly a village in Dunster parish.
These two rural parishes have little evidence of protestant dissent before the 19th century and Wesleyan Methodism was slow to establish but in the
Minehead’s position as a port town in the 17th century probably encouraged dissent to flourish and by 1667 there were public conventicles, said to
At the time of its opening in October 1888, the location of this relatively remote chapel was described as ‘a perfect little paradise.’ Although it
The best-preserved plan of a medieval monastery in Cornwall is that of the Augustinian priory of Launceston.
The work for the Victoria County History’s volume on the City of Brighton and Hove has revealed a considerable amount of repair and restoration wo
Water Colour painting of Croxden Abbey. Showing the west wall of the chapter house, the interior and the high transept wall, exterior, from the so
The Hungerfords were one of the largest West Country magnate families. Their family seat was Farleigh Hungerford in Somerset near Trowbridge.
During the Victorian period, many parish churches were rebuilt or ‘restored’ to look like an idealised version of their medieval selves.