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Church of St Catherine, Montacute

 

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Photographs and basic information on St. Catherine's Church in Montacute, near Yeovil, Somerset

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Canopied effigies to Thomas Phelips, died 1588, and Elizabeth, died 1598, in of the Church of St. Catherine in Montacute.

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The Church of St Catherine in Montacute has 12th century origins, and is a Grade II listed building. The church was altered in the 13th and 15th centuries and was extensively restored in 1870 by Henry Hall. St. Catherine's church contains monuments to the Phelips family including David and Ann, who died in 1484, and Bridget, who died 1508. There are also rather fine canopied effigies of Thomas, and Elizabeth, dating back to the late 16th century. On the west wall is a marble monument to Edward Phelips, who died in 1690. A rather fine Anglo-Saxon Hamstone font is also present. In addition a number of used books are available for purchase to help with funds for the upkeep of this splendid Somerset church.

Places to buy a drink and eat some food in and around Montacute: Kings Arms Inn; Phelips Arms

Other places of interest in the Montacute area include: Barrington Court; Montacute House

Nearby villages and towns: Barrington; East Lambrook; Hambridge; Ilminster; Ilton; Kingsbury Episcopi; Martock; Montacute; Seavington St Michael; Shepton Beauchamp; South Petherton; Stocklinch; Thorney; Yeovil

 

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