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Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Holy Trinity, Chantry

Holy Trinity Chantry is another church with an unusual and perhaps unique tower, which is octagonal in shape with a pinnacled tower containing a bell. The church was paid for with a generous donation of £8000 by James Fussell of Chantry House

Consecrated in 1848 ( and designed by Gilbert Scott ) it is rightly described as architecural gem.

Above the door of the porch is inscribed "Enter into thy gates with thankfulness and into thy courts with praise". This was something of a prophetic statement for Chantry was one of the few "thankful villages", where all those who set off for World War One, returned alive.

There are a few features of note inside, including misericords and a memorial to the author Anthony Powell who wrote amongst other things "A Dance to the Music of Time"

Address : Holy Trinity, Chantry, Somerset, BA11 3LJ

Picture© Brendan Balhetchet LRPS

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