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Holy Trinity Church in Abbots Leigh within the English county of Somerset is a 15th-century Perpendicular Gothic building, restored and partially rebuilt in 1847–48 after a fire. It is a Grade II* listed building.[1]

History

The site of the church may have been occupied by a small chapel or Saxon hermitage.[2] Parts of the present building may be remnants of a 13th century structure.[3]

In 1848 the church was damaged by fire[4] and much of the building had to be rebuilt; however the tower and chancel remain from the original.[2]

The parish and benefice of Abbots Leigh with Leigh Woods is within the Diocese of Bristol.

Architecture

The stone building has a slate roof to the nave. There are north and south aisles, a chancel with a ribbed roof, south porch and vestry.[1]

The three-stage west tower is supported by diagonal buttresses and topped by an embattled parapet.[1] The tower has six bells, three of which were cast in 1781 by William Bilbie of the Bilbie family.[5]

Within the church are various monuments and memorials including one to Sir George Norton of Leigh Court.[2]

In the churchyard is a late medieval octagonal cross.[6]

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