St Dubricius Church

St Dubricius Church, Porlock, TA24 8LB
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Local Church with a Yew tree said to be over 1000 years

The grade I listed Church of St Dubricius dates from the 13th century, and includes many interesting and varied architectural details from throughout it’s history, including it’s unusual spire!

The Church holds regular Sunday services, and special events throughout the year including a flower festival.

Rumor has it that in 1703, during a storm the top of St. Dubricius Church steeple was completely destroyed but others say there is no evidence to prove this because they claim its roof line appears flat due to an added light beacon on the building's surface. The church includes two windows from Norman architecture with remnants dating back before 1120 and 15th Century crosses found within its yard are believed by some historians as proof for when it first opened.

St Dubricius was a 6th century Celt, but did not just stick to his home country. He traveled across the land from Herefordshire all of the way down south to Exmoor in order to perform many acts of healing on those who needed it most during this time period. It is said that he became an archbishop and crowned King Arthur with him being officiant at Queen Guinevere's wedding held later on!

In the churchyard you will find a Yew tree said to be over 1000 years old. An ancient law protects yew trees dedicated to St Dubricius.

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