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Church of All Saints
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General information
Town or city Selworthy
Country England
Coordinates 51°12′37″N 3°32′51″W / 51.2102°N 3.5476°W / 51.2102; -3.5476
Completed 15th century

The Church of All Saints which sits on a hillside above Selworthy, Somerset, England is a whitewashed 15th-century Church, with a 14th-century tower. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.

The pulpit includes a 17th-century hourglass and the iron-bound parish chest dates from the same time. Within the church is a copy of the Chained Book of 1609 by Bishop John Jewel, entitled Defense of the Apologie of the Church of England.

In the churchyard is a medieval cross with three octagonal steps, a square socket, and an octagonal shaft. The head is missing. The churchyard provides views across the valley to Dunkery Beacon.

The WW2 cryptographer, William Clarke is buried there.

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