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All Saints in Langport, Somerset
An impressively large church with a stonking great tower on top of a very steep hill, All Saints looks down over the pretty Somerset village of Langport. Built mainly in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, it overlooks the remains of a Benedictine abbey. The church’s bold, pinnacled west tower, covered with gargoyles known locally as ‘Hunky Punks’, is a local landmark. However, its most special treasure is its east window, containing the largest collection of medieval stained glass in Somerset. The saints are shown in gloriously coloured robes with both animated and serene expressions.
With more independent retailers than you can shake a stick at, the High Street is thriving with unique businesses; it’s no wonder that Langport scooped the runner-up prize in the Great British High Street of the Year 2016 (they woz robbed!). And they brew their own beer – what’s not to like?
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Rambling and Roaming in Langport
Following the launch of this website, the lovely people in Langport Town Council have been in touch to tell us all about the treasures to be found in this terrific town. Adding them all in a list below would make our website developer ChampBots really cross, so we’re adding it as a download for you. Have a look, it’s everything you need to know and more! Thanks, you guys…
Lafleure – Cheapside, Langport TA10 9PW, Ph 01458 253209 – Specialist antiques dealer (0.2 miles from church).
Florin – Cheapside, Langport TA10 9PW, Ph 01458 898329 – Unique and quirky gifts (0.2 miles from church.)
Priest’s House – Muchelney, Langport, Somerset, TA10 0DQ – Well-preserved medieval home, relatively untouched since the 17th century (1.2 miles from church). Click here for more information.
Barrington Court – Barrington, Ilminster TA19 0NQ – Well preserved Tudor mansion (7.7 miles from church). Click here for more information.
Muchelney Abbey – Muchelney, Langport TA10 0DQ – Medieval abbey with plenty to see (miles 1.2 miles from church). Click here for more information.
This night goes down on our list of one of the lovliest things we’ve done ! It was our first time champing and Langport was possibly a good place to start as it was not remote, had a perfectly acceptable loo (just outside), a water supply (at a tap on the outside wall) a drinking water dispenser (inside) and the church is served with electricity. The camp beds were positioned on top of a wooden platform, covered by a carpet, which ensured that we were both warm and comfortable (it was, of course, 21 June). We loved listening to music as we relaxed and watched the sun shine in through the beautiful stained glass windows that surrounded us. Ahhh … Good memories … and I’d certainly do it again.Catherine Samuel