St Michael & All Angels

The church of St Michael and All Angels stands in a large churchyard to the north of the Market Square. The tower rises above the south transept and is broached to make it octagonal in the upper stage.

Inside the church the wide nave is roofed with a magnificent timber roof with dragons carved in the spaces between the king posts and the rafters. One of the roof bosses is a cider barrel. It is said there are bullet holes in the timbers, caused by soldiers who camped in the church in 1646 before the Battle of Langport.

The 17th century pulpit and altar are considered among the best Jacobean woodwork in the county.

The drawing of the church in 1836 shows the churchyard when it was still in use for burials and the old porch which had a schoolroom over it. This was altered in about 1885.