Our churches

8/ From Savernake to the Wiltshire Downs

St Katharine, Savernake : Minton tiles help to create some warmth of colour in the nave and chancel.

St Katharine, Savernake : Minton tiles help to create some warmth of colour in the nave and chancel.

1/ ALL SAINTS, HAM01_Ham

This Grade 1 church has a secluded setting next to the manor house. It has a
simple light interior, Georgian woodwork and monuments.

Opening arrangements: Open daily

Postcode: SN8 3RB

2/ ST MARY, GREAT BEDWYN02_Gt Bedwyn

This Grade 1 church is near the Kennet and Avon canal. It is large and
cruciform and is built in a mixture of styles from the 12th to the 14th
centuries. It was much rebuilt by T.H.Wyatt in 1853-5. It has Hardman glass
and many monuments to the Seymours and the Ailesburys.

Opening arrangements: Open daily

Postcode: SN8 3PE

3/ ST KATHARINE, SAVERNAKE03_Savernake

This large estate church in the woods with a tall spire was built for the Second
Marchioness of Ailesbury by T.H.Wyatt in 1861. It is built in the style of the
late 13th century with elaborate carving, stone screens and Minton tiles.
There is an interesting monument to the Second Marchioness by Gilbert.

Opening arrangements: Normally open

Postcode: SN8 3BG

4/ ST JOHN the BAPTIST, MILDENHALL04_Mildenhall

Betjeman described this as “the best church in Wilts”. The Grade 1
building itself is of many periods. Its major charm is the complete Gothick
furnishing of 1815-6 reredos, matching pulpits, pews and panelling.

Opening arrangements: Open daily

Postcode: SN8 2LU

5/ THE HOLY CROSS, RAMSBURY05_Ramsbury

Ramsbury was the seat of the Bishops of Wiltshire from 909 to 1058 from
which period fragments of crosses remain. The Grade 1 church is of many
periods from the Early English chancel to the ornate Victorian south porch.
There is a Gothick organ, good Victorian glass and many monuments, the
most elaborate of which is that of 1682 to Sir William Jones, sometime
Attorney General.

Opening arrangements: Open daily

Postcode: SN8 2QH

6/ ST MICHAEL, ALDBOURNE10_Aldbourne

This Grade 1 church with its massive Perpendicular tower stands above
the village green. There is Norman work in the chevrons of the south aisle.
The wooden roofs, the Jacobean pulpit, brasses, monuments and Clayton &
Bell glass should all be noted.

Opening arrangements: Open daily

Postcode: SN8 2EL

7/ ST MARY the VIRGIN, MARLBOROUGHtrail8_Marlborough_new

Situated at the east end of the High Street, the church is Grade 1. A Norman
doorway and the tall 16th century tower survive from the fire of 1653 when
the church was rebuilt. The south arcade has Tuscan columns. The chancel
was rebuilt by Street in 1873-4. The east window is by Wailes.

Opening arrangements: Open daily

Postcode: SN8 1JE

8/ ST JAMES, AVEBURY06_Avebury

The Grade 1 church is well-grouped with the Tudor manor. The font with
writhing serpents and the south doorway are Norman. The tower is
Perpendicular. The painted rood loft is a rare survival from the 15th century.

Opening arrangements: Open daily

Postcode: SN8 1RJ

9/ ST KATHARINE and ST PETER p, WINTERBOURNE BASSETT07_Winter Bassett

This Grade 1 church is noted for its late 13th century Decorated work,
described by Betjeman as “an architectural gem”. There is a late 13th
century coffin lid with carved figures and a Baskerville monument.

Opening arrangements: Normally open

Postcode: SN4 9QG

10/ ST PETER ad VINCULA, BROAD HINTON08_Broad Hinton

The Grade 1 church is Early English with a west tower over the crossing.
It was much restored by Ponting in 1879. It has a hammerbeam roof, an
Elizabethan monument to a Wroughton and a 1645 monument to the
royalist Colonel Granville.

Opening arrangements: Open daily

Postcode: SN4 9PS

 

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