Our Church Wardens

St. Nicholas, Holton

Contact details:

Mr Barry R Bryan
Phone:    01963 32003
Email:     bab@talktalk.net
Address: Pundfeald, Holton, Wincanton BA9 8AX

Amenities and Activities

According to records we have had a Rector in Holton since about 1315, so we are very old church. Holton is mentioned in the Doomesday book when it was called Altone. We have records of birth marriage and deaths and I am willing to help in any way I can to help people trace their family tree.

We have a very happy family service on the first service each month, i.e. The second Sunday each month.

We have a library where people can deposit books and take away a new book. We ask for a small donation.

There is a very active and popular Breakfast in the village hall on the first Saturday of the month and although this is not connected to the Church it provides an opportunity for fellowship.

Giving

The Church welcomes all tithes , offerings and contributions
• during church services
• the donation box at the church door
• direct debit. Please contact Barry Bryan on Phone: 01963 32003
or e-mail him: bab@talktalk.net for more details on this form of regular giving

History

 

St Nicholas Church stands in the centre of the village, which is mentioned in the Doomsday Book – the name Holton meaning farmstead in a nook of land. The present medieval church is probably not the first building for the font and the footprint indicate that a church existed on this site in Norman times. Several examples of 14th century work include the south porch doorway and the chancel and tower arches. However much restoration work dates from the 19th century, when the chancel was remodelled. the north aisle was added in 1888.

 Significant features in the church and churchyard

Furnishings – simple Norman font with later ironwork cover; 15th century perpendicular stone pulpit with panel tracery, revealed when wooded cladding was removed in the 19th century

The simple footprint of nave with stone passages, chancel, tower, and north aisle – the latter added in the 19th century with access through panelled arches

Three bells dating from c. 1420 by Robert Norton, Exeter in the tower

19th century chancel with tiling and alter raised on steps

 14th century chancel and tower arches

 Porch with low stone benches

View of church with perpendicular tower, embattled with hunky punks (grotesques) at the corners, nave windows in decorated, east window in perpendicular style

By priest’s doorway, with ogee arch, to the chancel, mass or scratch dial (type of sundial), and mounting block (for ease of mounting your horse)

14th century south porch doorway elaborately moulded with sundial above

World War I memorial, formerly a medieval churchyard cross

Evidence of blocked up west doorway

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