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Church of St Martin
Stone building with square tower, separated from the road in the foreground by a stone wall.
Location Fivehead, Somerset, England
Built 13th century
Listed Building – Grade I
Designated 17 April 1959
Reference no. 431724

The Anglican Church of St Martin in Fivehead, Somerset, England dates from the 13th century and has been designated as a Grade I listed building.

The church built of Hamstone includes a three-bay nave, chancel, south aisle and porch, and a west tower.

The three-stage tower dates from around 1505. It is supported by diagonal buttresses and embellished with corner pinnacles and gargoyles. There are six bells the oldest of which was cast around 1500.

Within the church is a palimpsest depicting Jane Seymour. There was a gallery at the back of the nave, however this was removed along with the box pews during Victorian restoration. The Norman font has a cylindrical stem and bowl, which has an intricately decorated rim.

Outside the church next to the village green is the War Memorial

The parish is within the benefice of Curry Rivel with Fivehead and Swell which is part of the Diocese of Bath and Wells.

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