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St Saviour, Puxton, Somerset

(51°21′56″N, 2°51′11″W)
ST 407 633
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Somerset
now Somerset
medieval Wells
now Bath & Wells
  • Robin Downes
  • Robin Downes

22 October 2008

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Feature Sets

Puxton is a small village 5 miles NW of Axbridge in N Somerset. The church, which is hidden in a quiet setting behind some houses, consists of a W tower (which has a significant lean to the W due to it being built on peaty soil), nave, chancel and N porch. The church is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. The sole Romanesque feature is a tub font.


By the late 12thc Puxton church was a chapel of Banwell (Aston and Costen). The manor of Banwell was held by the Bishop of Bath and Wells until the reign of Henry VI.





The simple design compared to other fonts in the locality suggests that lavish patronage was probably not available at the time of its creation.

  1. F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications (London, 1899), III, 231.

M. Aston and M. Costen, 'An Early Medieval and Secular Ecclesiastical Estate: the Origins of the Parish of Winscombe in North Somerset', Proceedings of the Somerset Natural History and Archaeological Society 151 (2008), 139-157.

Historic England listing 1156358

M. McDermott, Church of the Holy Saviour, Puxton (Churches Conservation Trust, 2009).

  1. N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol (Harmondsworth, 1958), 248.