Saturday, January 19, 2008

Hamming it up in Somerset - part 9

St Andrew, High Ham
Originally uploaded by ChurchCrawler
Unlike Low Ham (below) this church does make Simon Jenkins's top 1000 and probably this is just about deserved as well. In a county of towers, the short dumpy tower here is a disappointment but no so the C15 rebuilding of the church. Clerestory, nave and chancel have a superb collection of gargoyles wrapped around angles and on one occasion quite rude! Lofty interior with another fine Somerset roof in the nave and here in the chancel too. Excellent tall C15 rood screen.


  1. High Ham is probably one of the closest to me. I must pop in and see the gargoyles.
    The last church I went into was in West Huntspill about four weeks ago.

  2. You must Richard, it is most entertaining. I also like the home-made jams and marmalades on sale in the church porch!