North Curry Parish Church

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North Curry Parish Church
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HappyTraveller186406
Chichester, UK63 contributions
Quiet beauty
Sep 2020
We've been to a couple of services here, and had a look round the interior. Architecturally the most interesting features are the unusual octagonal tower and the quite imposing entrance. It's a large church serving quite a small community.
But what we love about the church is its position, both in relation to the rest of the village and in relation to the landscape. Positioned at the end of a short, quiet lane very close to the centre of North Curry, you approach the church from the south through the churchyard planted with some lovely trees. Then, on the northern side of the church the churchyard opens up with a fantastic view down over the Levels. We've seen it in all kinds of weather conditions, under water and in all its beautiful greenery. This is a lovely place to sit, enjoy the peace and quiet and contemplate the landscape.
Written October 9, 2020
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111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Bristol, UK6,065 contributions
Lt.Colonel John Chard...VC...
Jan 2020
This was a Saturday morning visit to this area particularly to observe and gather any information on Lt.Colonel John Chard VC, the commanding officer of the British regiment's at Rorke's Drift, Natal South Africa.
I visited his grave at Hatch Beauchamp and the beautiful church there early morning and then arrived in the village of North Curry hoping to find more information.
Alas the church itself was closed.
Beautiful views, beautiful village and parking available.
I have combined photos of my visit here with my visit to Hatch Beauchamp.
Written January 21, 2020
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ontheroadwithbev
111 contributions
Friendly and memorable
Oct 2019 • Couples
We happened to go to the Monday coffee (dog friendly) in the church. People were generous with the history of the church and village. They told us about the bell ringing practice that night. We went. It was outstanding from climbing up the tower to the magnificent sound of the bells and our attempt at ringing them. A memory of a lifetime.
Written October 2, 2019
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JTB1959
Addlestone, UK1,032 contributions
Beautiful Views around the back!
Jul 2019
Stopped in North Curry for one night on our way to North Devon. This church is absolutely beautiful with stunning views over the Somerset Levels to the rear of the church. On the day we visited, it was a coffee morning, where everyone was very friendly and welcoming. I would definitely recommend a visit!
Written August 13, 2019
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Mjcmw
Taunton, UK101 contributions
Beautiful Old Church
May 2018 • Friends
Visited for funeral service. Was impressed with the building, especially the stained glass windows. Nice views of the levels fromrear of church.
Written May 3, 2018
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Christopher G
Daventry, UK144 contributions
Really interesting church and beautiful flowers in the churchyard,
Apr 2018 • Couples
In April there is a magnificent display of blue anenomies in the churchyard. Inside the church there is a lot to see.
Written April 9, 2018
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James W
Lichfield, UK49 contributions
A Zulu connection...
Aug 2017 • Couples
At least twice a year I visit Somerset in the Hatch Beauchamp area to visit Col. John Chard’s grave, I call it my Zulu Weekend!

Went to North Curry to see John’s funeral beer which in the chancel. An interesting church in a lovely village in which John was paraded through by joyful friends, family and local people, on his safe return from South Africa.
Written January 1, 2018
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ianb111
Melbourne, Australia584 contributions
A lovely old church.
Oct 2017 • Couples
My father and his siblings were christened in this church so it seemed a good idea to look inside.
This church is typical of the old Somerset churches in that there is nothing pretentious about it. The beauty lies in the simplicity.
Unlike most churches nowadays they have details of burial locations inside the porch. This is helpful when trying to locate a particular burial plot.
Written October 10, 2017
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piney56
Taunton, UK191 contributions
Beautiful Norman Church
Mar 2017 • Solo
This church is known as "Cathedral of the Moors" with good reason this old Norman church is very large with lovely views across the Somerset levels , it has lively stained glass and a nice feeling inside well worth a visit!
Written March 13, 2017
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD10,269 contributions
Historic Church!
May 2016 • Friends
Our dear friends took us to see their church - North Curry Parish Church. The church is dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul. The community calls it 'The Cathedral of the Moors'. It is amazing to realize that parts of this large church date to the 14th century. They say there are records that mention a church in North Curry as early as 1199. The church is built of Ham Hill stone, blue lias, and some grey sandstone from a quarry within the parish. The interior boasts a barrel vaulted ceiling adorned with 16th century angels. There are very fine examples of medieval floor tiles around the altar supposedly from the ruins of the Benedictine abbey. As you stroll around the church, there are benches strategically placed to provide a good view of the Levels and moors.
Written June 30, 2016
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