St Mary's Church, West Buckland facts for kids
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The church was built, on the site of an earlier Norman structure, between 1275 and 1300. It consists of a two-bay aisled nave, chancel and north and south chapels. It has a hammerbeam roof. The crenallated three-stage tower was built around 1509. It is supported by diagonal buttresses. It includes six bells, the oldest of which is from 1606. They were cast by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. In 1838 a gallery was built for the choir and organ, but this was removed in 1891.
The parish is part of the Wellington and District benefice within the Diocese of Bath and Wells.
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