St Winifred’s Church

St Winifred’s Church is a beautiful building set just off the main road through the village. The Winifred in question is a Welsh saint canonized after dying to protect her chastity.  The parish church here in Branscombe probably dates back as far as 995 and archaeological evidence suggests that the site may have been a place of worship even earlier. Its architecture is noteworthy given the range of styles and building phases; the church building is partly Norman and partly later medieval. For a more detailed exploration of the church’s history try browsing this web site.

Local pubs

The village has two pubs; the Masons Arms and the Fountain Head Both have car parking facilities and offer a wide range of food on their menus as well as a good selection of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. Booking a table for dining is advised during the busy seasons.

National Trust properties

There are three National Trust attractions in the village. The Old Bakery, where you can enjoy a traditional cream tea; Manor Mill, a restored water-powered mill; and the Old Forge, where you can watch the blacksmith’s sparks fly and buy some of the products made there. The National Trust website provides opening times for each property - The Old Bakery, Manor Mill & Forge

St Winifred's Church
St Winifred's Church Branscombe