Church of St Barnabas, Queen Camel facts for kids
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|Location||Queen Camel, Somerset, England|
|Designated||24 March 1961|
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A former church in Queen Camel was the mother church to Somerton, Chilton Cantelo and the surrounding area before 1140. In the 12th century the church was given to Cleeve Abbey. The first recorded rector was in 1317. The church underwent Victorian restoration in 1888.
The church has a 96 feet (29 m) high tower, built in five stages, which dates from around 1491, The tower contains the heaviest peal of six bells in the world by total weight.
The interior contains memorials to many of the Mildmay family, who were Lords of the manor. There is a wooden rood screen and octagonal stone font supported by four large carved supports.
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