St Mary the Virgin

St Mary in the Marsh

One of the most picturesque churches on the Marsh, St Mary the Virgin was built in the mid 12th century with a small chancel, nave and tower. As with so many Marsh churches, the aisles were added in the 13th century to accommodate an increasing number of guild and chantry altars. Outside, in the south wall of the chancel, a priest’s door remains with a medieval scratch dial carved on the right hand door jamb. In the churchyard, simple wooden posts and a rail mark the grave of E. Nesbit, author of The Railway Children and other children’s books.

Map location of St Mary the Virgin, St Mary in the Marsh (TN29 0BX)

St Mary

St Mary in the Marsh, TN29 0BX

Access arrangements for St Mary the Virgin, St Mary in the Marsh (TN29 0BX)

Usually open. Church Warden Mr William Caudwell, 07799 887335, Revd Julie Coleman, 01797 362308.