St Nicholas Church, Holton

The parish Church of St Nicholas dates from the 14th century and has been designated as a Grade II* listed building.


Sunday Services:

Family Service: a more informal service, suitable for everyone

Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM

Family Friendly


Holy Communion

Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM

Common Worship







The Camelot Parishes Office

6, The Close

North Cadbury


BA22 7DX

01963 440432

Last Night of the Proms

The Wincanton Silver Band


St Nicholas', Holton

Sunday 15th November




Includes Refreshments


Call Barry: 01963 32003

Architecture of St Nicholas', Holton




Church of St Nicholas



ST62NE HOLTON CP 3/26 Church of St Nicholas 24.3.61 GV II* Parish church. C14 and later. Local stone rubble with Cary stone ashlar dressings; Welsh slates with coped East gable to chancel and plain gables to North aisle, plain clay tiles with simple gable to nave. 3-cell plan with 2-bay chancel and 2-bay nave and North aisle, with South porch and West Tower and vestry extension to North aisle. Chancel plain, with almost round headed C16 style 3-light traceried East window, and 2-light window in flat topped recess in South wall, East of which is an ogee arched doorway. North aisle has 2-light flat head window in East wall and a pair of C19 2- light traceried pointed windows with labels in North wall, divided off by full height offset buttresses. Nave has similar windows to South wall; between which is the porch with coped gable crowned with block type sundial; moulded arch of near semi-circular form, with plain chamfered pointed inner arch. Tower simple, probably C14, in 2 stages; plinth, diagonal buttresses with offsets to most of lower stage, string courses, the upper with corner gargoyles, crenellated parapet; small 2-light window with cusped heads under flat arch without label low in West wall; slit window to belfry window high in stage-1, South wall; North wall plain; stage-2 has a single 2-light traceried window without label to each face; snall lean-to against North side. Inside, the chancel mostly C19 in character, with pseudo 3-centred arch to organ chamber in North wall; the wide chancel arch could be C14. The nave has a C15 style arcade into the North aisle, added in 1888, using panelled arches. Fittings include a plain tub type of font, possibly C12, and an octagonal plan pulpit front with panel tracery, probably C15. (Pevsner, N; Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958)


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