Church of St Andrew, Old Cleeve
|Church of St Andrew|
|Town or city||Old Cleeve|
In the 12th century Robert FitzGerold gave the church to Bec Abbey in Le Bec Hellouin, Normandy, France, a Benedictine monastic foundation in Eure. Later in the same century William de Roumare gave it to Wells Cathedral and later it became the property of Cleeve Abbey until the dissolution of the monasteries.
The church was largely rebuilt in 1425 and the western tower was added around 1533.
The floor of the porch was cobbled with alabaster stones from the beach below the village and set in the shape of a heart during the 17th century.
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- "Church of St Andrew". Images of England. Retrieved 11 February 2007.
- R.W. Dunning (editor), A.P. Baggs, R.J.E. Bush, M.C. Siraut (1985). "Parishes: Old Cleeve". A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 5. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
- "A brief history". St. Andrew's Old Cleeve. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
- Morris, Rod (Feb 2008). "I Love Somerset". Somerset Times (Media Times).
- "St Andrew, Old Cleeve". Church of England. Retrieved 4 November 2011.