Church of St Mary the Virgin, Westonzoyland
|Church of St Mary the Virgin|
|Town or city||Westonzoyland|
St Mary’s Parish Church, with its 15th-century carved timber roof, has a link with two conflicts. It served as a prison for around 500 troops after the Battle of Sedgemoor  and now contains a corner dedicated to local airmen who lost their lives in 1918 and 1919 and post World War II in the early 1950s.
The four-stage tower, which dates from around 1470, has an embattled parapet with quatrefoil arcading, and set-back buttresses which terminate in pinnacles on the bell-chamber stage. There are six beels in the tower.
The current clergyman is the Reverend Christopher Keys.
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- "Church of St Mary the Virgin, Westonzoyland". Images of England. Retrieved 5 March 2008.
- Foard, Glen (2003). "Sedgemoor Battle". Battlefields Trust. Retrieved 6 August 2008.
- Poyntz Wright, Peter (1981). The Parish Church Towers of Somerset, Their construction, craftsmanship and chronology 1350 - 1550. Avebury Publishing Company. ISBN 0-86127-502-0.
- "St Mary's Church, Westonzoyland". Zoyland heritage. Retrieved 18 September 2011.