Church of St Martin, North Stoke

The Church of St Martin in North Stoke, Somerset, England dates from the 12th century and is a Grade II* listed building.[1]

Church of St Martin
St Martins, North Stoke, Somerset, in the Spring (geograph 4873960).jpg
LocationNorth Stoke, Somerset, England
Coordinates51°25′13″N 2°25′39″W / 51.4203°N 2.4274°W / 51.4203; -2.4274Coordinates: 51°25′13″N 2°25′39″W / 51.4203°N 2.4274°W / 51.4203; -2.4274
Built12th century
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official nameChurch of St Martin
Designated1 February 1956[1]
Reference no.1215229
Church of St Martin, North Stoke is located in Somerset
Church of St Martin, North Stoke
Location of Church of St Martin in Somerset
Church tower

HistoryEdit

There is evidence of a church on the site from 360, with that church being built on the site of an earlier Roman temple.[2][3]

The fabric of the current building started in the 12th century and the two-stage west tower dates from that era. Much of the rest of the building is from the 13th to 16th centuries. Major restoration in the 19th century repaired or replaced much of the fabric.[1] Restoration work in 2012 included rewiring and repairs to the roof.[2]

The parish of North Stoke is part of the benefice of Weston, North Stoke and Langridge.[4]

On 10 January 2021 the church was the venue for BBC Radio 4's Sunday Worship.[5]

ArchitectureEdit

In addition to the tower there is a nave and chancel with a south porch.[1] Inside the church is a font carved from a sacrificial altar.[2][3] There are also monuments from the 18th century.[1]

In the churchyard is an ancient yew tree.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Church of St Martin". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Parish Profile" (PDF). All Saints. p. 27. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 December 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  3. ^ a b Davenport, Roy. "Bitton - North Stoke - Upton Cheyney - Bitton". Walking World. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  4. ^ "St Martin, North Stoke". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  5. ^ "BBC Radio 4 - Sunday Worship, Our Common Home".
  6. ^ Hills, Tim. "North Stoke" (PDF). Ancient Yews. Retrieved 30 December 2016.