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Thursday, April 14, 2011

St Andrew's Church Castle Combe

St Andrew's Church Castle Combe (see below, second image) was founded in the 13th century, but the church building has been extended over time. The nave was added in the 14th century, and the tower was started in 1434 but finished in the 16th century.

Castle Combe


In the 1850's, the church fell into disrepair and had to be rebuilt. Visitors to the interior of the church can see fan vaulting reminiscent of Bath Abbey. At the base of the tower, visitors can see the faceless clock which was probably made by a local blacksmith. That clock is among the oldest working clocks in England.

St Andrew's Church Castle Combe

Visitors to St Andrew's Church Castle Combe can also see the picturesque churchyard (see below).

St Andrew's Church Castle Combe

St Andrew's Church is located on West Street in Castle Combe. Visitors to St Andrew's Church may also want to visit the nearby Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Tetbury or Cirencester Park.

St Andrew's Church
West Street
Castle Combe
Wiltshire
SN14 7HT

Castle Combe


St Andrew's Church Castle Combe Map

© 2011 John Westby

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