The Parish of High Ham is in Somerset, England. Within the three villages of High Ham are the three villages of Henley, High Ham and Low Ham. The Parish also encompasses Picts Hill, Union Drove, Wagg Drove, Paradise and Beer.
High Ham, recorded in Domesday Book (1086) as Hame meaning ‘home’ from the Old English ham. Sits on an elevated peninsular 280 feet above sea level, with panoramic views across the Levels. In times past it was an island rising from the surrounding marshes. Today the parish includes the hamlets of Low Ham and Henley.
High Ham boasts a fine
village green surrounded by majestic trees and a fine group of listed buildings
including an Elizabethan schoolhouse. The light and airy
The church at Low Ham, standing isolated in a field next to a farm, appears to be an example of standard Somerset Perpendicular. It was, however, built from 1623 to 1669 and is a rare example of early Gothic Revival (or late Gothic Survival - depending on your architectural interpretation!).
|St Andrew||The Church at Low Ham||Thatched Windmill|