Culbone Church

Culbone (St Beuno's) Church located in the village of Culbone in Somerset, England is said to be the smallest church in England.

The church seats about 30 people, and the chancel is 13.5 feet (4.1 m) x 10 feet (3.0 m), the nave 21.5 feet (6.6 m) x 12.33 feet (3.8 m) and the building has a total length of 35 feet (10.7 m). Services are still held there, despite the lack of access by road. The church is probably pre-Norman in origin, with a 13th century porch, and late 15th century nave. It was refenestrated and reroofed around 1810 and the spirelet added in 1888. It underwent further restoration in 1928.

It has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building and the churchyard cross is grade II* listed.

Joan D'Arcy Cooper, wife of the late potter Waistel Cooper, attended the church and is buried in the graveyard. In the television version of the Lorna Doone story it was the scene of the filming of the marriage of John Ridd at Oare church.

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