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St Giles' Church, Imber

The Church of St Giles in Leigh-on-Mendip, Somerset, England, dates from around 1350, and was rebuilt around 1500. It is a Grade 1 listed building, with an unusual faceless clock.
The 91ft tower dates from around 1464. It contains six bells, five of which date from the 1750s. A scratch sundial can be seen on one of the buttress at the foot of the tower.
There is a stone statue of St Catherine on the sill of the south east window, which may date from the 12th century. It was found in 1898 and believed to have been moved to the church from the chapel of St Catherine in Mells.
The parish is part of the benefice of Leigh-on-Mendip with Stoke St Michael within the Frome deanery.
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  • We have waited for ages to make the visit which was well worth it. All the guides and everyone at the church was so kind and helpful. A bonus was all the old London buses so we had great views of the ...  more »
  • interesting. history hanging on by a fingernail only preserved by those dedicated people calling themselves the friends of St Giles. difficult to get to and only accessible a few days every year but w...  more »
  • I am one of the team of volunteers who make sure that this place is ready to welcome visitors. At the moment the church is closed until Christmas and dates will appear on the website in due course. I first knew Inner almost 50 years ago and it's story is remarkable but sad. Come and see us at the church to learn the story and experience the isolation of the forgotten village on the plain.
  • How many people can say they have visited a church surrounded by barbed wire, on Salisbury Plain with very restricted access? Take the opportunity, the Church committee & volunteers have worked hard to preserve this important part of a village and it shows. Take the opportunity when access is allowed and enjoy the almost surreal surrounding of a mix of very old shells of buildings which were the village surrounding this church.
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