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Alderbury, St. Mary (1858). SU 182 269. Les Needham. Link. Grade II listed.
Alton Barnes, St. Mary the Virgin. Roger Jones. Two views Ian Miller - 1, 2. Link.
Amesbury, St. Mary and St. Melor. From an old postcard (franked 1905) in Steve Bulman's Collection.
Ashton Keynes, Holy Cross. Simon Edwards (2011). Two further views - 1, 2, and an interior view, all Simon Edwards (2012). Grade I listed - link.
Avebury, St. James, on High Street. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Two modern views - 1, 2, both Alex Parker. Christopher Skottowe has an old album containing (among other things) a photo of a church, which has previously been in the Unknown section. The photo dates from circa 1893. Phil Draper has identified it as being of St. James in Avebury Wiltshire. Link. Grade I listed. U.R.C., and an interior view, both Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade II listed.

Beanacre, St. Barnabas. Janet Gimber (2012). Link. Grade II listed - link.
Bemerton, St. Andrew. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection - note that the card calls it Bermerton. Was this ever a valid spelling for the place?. Link.
Berwick Bassett, St. Nicholas. Now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Interior view. Both Janet Gimber (2015). Link. Grade II* listed.
Biddestone, St. Nicholas. Lesley Anne Petrone.
Bincknoll. A BBC news item on the discovery of a medieval chapel in a domestic garden.
Bishopstone (near Swindon), St. Mary the Virgin. John Pope. Two further views - 1, 2, and an interior view, all Simon Edwards. Grade I listed.
Bishopstone (near Salisbury), St. John the Baptist. SU 084 264. Les Needham. Link. Grade I listed.
Blunsdon, St. Leonard. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view, and an interior view, both Simon Edwards. Link.
Bradford-on-Avon.
Bratton, St. James. Interior view. Both Simon Edwards (2011).
Bremilham, what is reputed to be the smallest church in Britain. It stands on the site of the larger medieval church of the village of Bremilham, the village having disappeared centuries ago. Another view. Interior view, taken from the door. Too small for an altar, the windowsill is used. The font, and a bell dated 1729. ST 903 860. All Janet Gimber (2012). Informative link.
Bremhill, St. Martin. Mark Summers. Interior view, Simon Edwards (2012). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Brinkworth, St. Michael and All Angels. Interior view. SU 0129 8442. Both Simon Edwards (2011). Another view, Carole Sage (2013). Grade I listed (which lists it just as St. Michael).
Britford, St. Peter. SU 163 284. Les Needham. Link. Grade I listed.
Broad Blunsdon - see Blunsdon above.
Broad Chalke (or Broadchalke), All Saints. Another view. SU 041 253. Both Caroline Webb. And another, Les Needham. Link. Grade I listed. The U.R.C. (1862) also serves as a community shop. Another view. SU 039 256. Both Les Needham. Link.
Broad Hinton, St. Peter ad Vincula. Interior view. Both Simon Edwards (2011). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Broad Town, Christ Church. Grade II listed. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel, now used as a garage. Both Janet Gimber (2015).
Bromham, St. Nicholas. From an old postcard (franked ca. 1910), Graeme Harvey's Collection. Another old postcard was previously in the Unknown section.  From Steve Bulman's Collection, this one has the caption deleted as part of the postcard itself. Identified by Greg Mishevski and Simon Davies. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Broughton Gifford, St. Mary the Virgin. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection.
Burbage, All Saints. Another view. SU 2332 6142. Both Carole Sage (2013). Link. Grade II* listed.

Cadley, Christ Church. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Castle Combe, St. Andrew. Interior view. ST 8412 8416. Both Bill McKenzie (2010). Another view, Alex Parker. And another, Carole Sage (2010). Link.
Charlton, St. John the Baptist. Interior view. Both Simon Edwards (2012).
Cherhill, St. James. Four additional views - 1, 2, 3, 4. All Roger Heap (2015). Link. Grade II* listed.
Chippenham, St. Andrew. Mark Summers. Grade II* listed - link. U.R.C. Graeme Harvey. Former Primitive Methodist Church, now in secular use - identified by Janet Gimber. Graeme Harvey. Link. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, now in secular use. Identified by Janet Gimber, who advises that it ceased in use as a church in 1909. Graeme Harvey. Grade II listed - link.
 
Christian Malford, All Saints. Mark Summers.
Chute Forest, the redundant St. Mary (1875), now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Richard A. Marriott (2013). Link.
Codford St. Mary, St. Mary. David Roberts.
Codford St. Peter, St. Peter, the Saxon cross shaft. Christopher Skottowe (1964). Link, with exterior and interior photos. Grade II* listed.
Collingbourne Ducis, St. Andrew. Graeme Harvey. Two additional views - 1, 2, both Chris K. (2013). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.
Collingbourne Kingston, St. Mary. Graeme Harvey. Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.
Coombe Bissett, St. Michael and All Angels. Roger Hopkins. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection. Link. Baptist Church (1894). SU 112 260. Les Needham. Link.
Corsham, St. Bartholomew. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Corsley, St. Margaret of Antioch. ST 829 467. Mark Summers.
Corston, All Saints. Bill Henderson.
Coulston, St. Thomas Becket. Elizabeth Nash.
Cricklade, St. Sampson. Looking up into the tower, showing the stone vaulting, and the altar. Link. Grade I listed - link. St. Mary (R.C.). Link. Grade II* listed - link, which says this was originally the Anglican Parish Church. United Church. All Simon Edwards (2012).
Crudwell, All Saints. Graeme Harvey. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection.

Devizes.
Donhead St. Andrew, St. Andrew. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Durrington, All Saints. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. Link.

East Knoyle, St. Mary. Interior view. Both Simon Edwards. Link.
Edington, the Priory Church, dedicated to St. Mary, St. Katherine and All the Saints. Margaret Woodley. Link.
Erlestoke, Holy Saviour. Elizabeth Nash. Link.

Fifield Bavant, St. Martin (O). Les Needham. Link. Grade II* listed.
Fittleton, All Saints. From an old postcard (franked 1910) in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Ford, the former St. John (1896-2001), now residential. Chris Stafford (2014). Link.
Foxley, dedication unknown. Interior view and texts on the West wall. It has an unusually grand monument for such a small church, and an ancient bleached door. All Janet Gimber (2012). Link. Also see Bremilham above.
Fugglestone, St. Peter. Previously in the Unknown section, it was identified by Phil Draper.
Paul E. Barnett. Link. Grade II* listed.
Fyfield, St. Nicholas. Graeme Harvey.

Great Bedwyn, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view. SU 2776 6427. Both Carole Sage (2013). Link. Grade I listed.
Great Chalfield, All Saints, in the grounds of Great Chalfield Manor. Janet Gimber (2012). Link. Grade I listed.

Hankerton, Holy Cross. ST 971 907. Graeme Wall.
Hannington, St. John the Baptist. Interior view. Both Simon Edwards. Link.
Heytesbury, St. Peter and St. Paul. Interior view. Both Simon Edwards. Link.
Highworth, Wiltshire, St. Michael and All Angels. SU 201 925. Simon Edwards. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, a window, the pulpit and the font, all Carole Sage (2015). Link. U.R.C., originally Zion (Independent Congregational). SU 2006 9243. Carole Sage (2015).
Hilmarton, St. Laurence. Another view and an interior view, all Simon Edwards (2012). Grade I listed - link.
Hinton Parva (previously known as Little Hinton), St. Swithin. John Pope. Two further views, 1, 2.  Stephen Naas. Link.
Holt, St. Katherine. Mark Summers.
Homington, St. Mary the Virgin. SU 122 260. Link. Grade II listed. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel (1877), now a private residence. SU 121 260. Both Les Needham.

Imber, St. Giles. Imber is famous as the village evacuated during WWII to allow for its use in military exercises. Despite several attempts, the residents were never allowed to return. The church is the only building which is still maintained - it's under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Several services are still held each year. Another view (note the five pinnacles on the tower!). Interior view on a very busy open day. The church retains some medieval wall-paintings, and, very unusually, a C17 change-ringers chart. The roof timbers are very plain. The altar, and an unusual and handsome monument. ST 965 483. All Janet Gimber (2012). Link. Grade I listed. This BBC article (drawn to my attention by Howard Richter) has more on the the village, and on the hanging and ringing of a new peal of bells.
Inglesham, St. John the Baptist. It has been in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust since 1979. Interior view, the altar and font, and a stone-carved Madonna and Child, allegedly Saxon. SU 2053 9843. All Chris Stafford (2013). Two more interiors - 1, 2, both Carole Sage (2009). Link1. Link2. Link3. Grade I listed.

Lacock, St. Cyriac. ST 917 685. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, Alex Parker, and another, Carole Sage (2009). Link. Grade I listed. Cemetery Chapel. ST 914 683. Steve Bulman. Another view. Dennis Harper (2011). Lacock Abbey - little remains of the Abbey in this view, though the cloisters are original. Both Alex Parker. Link. Grade I listed. The former Methodist Church on The Wharf, now in residential use. Another view. Both Janet Gimber (2015). The former Congregational Chapel (built as Independent) on Chapel Hill. It has been used as holiday accommodation, but as of 2015 it was up for sale. Another view. Both Janet Gimber (2015). Grade II listed. The site of the C13 Chapel of the Abbey is marked in the grass, as is the C14 Lady Chapel. Both Janet Gimber (2015).
Latton, St. John the Baptist. Simon Edwards. Link.
Leigh, All Saints. Simon Edwards (2011). Link.
Leigh Delamere, St. Margaret. Originally in the "Unknown" section, thanks to Michael Royalton-Kisch for identifying this church. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. Link.
Liddington, All Saints. John Pope. Another view. Simon Edwards (2011). Link.
Little Hinton - see Hinton Parva, above.
Long Burton, St. James. Roger Jones.
Longbridge Deverill, St. Peter and St. Paul. Another view. A "gem of a building" says Roger. Consecrated by Thomas Becket in 1162, the church benefited from the generosity of the Thynne family of nearby Longleat House. Both Roger Hopkins (2010). Interior view, Simon Edwards (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Luckington, Methodist Church. Janet Gimber (2012).
Lydiard Millicent, All Saints. Simon Edwards. Another view, and an interior view, both Simon Edwards (2011). Link. The church is Grade II* listed - link.
Lydiard Tregoze, St. Mary. Two further views -  1, 2, and an interior view, Simon Edwards (2011). Link.
Lyneham, St. Michael & All Angels, on Calne Road. Alex Parker. Link.

Malmesbury.
Market Lavington, St. Mary of the Assumption (interior). A postcard from Ray Harrington-Vail's Collection was previously in the Unknown section for several years. My appreciation to Phil Draper for identifying it, and supplying this link to one of his own photos as proof. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Marlborough.
Melksham, St. Michael and All Angels. From an old postcard in Andrew Ross's Collection. Link.
Mere, St. Michael the Archangel. St. Mary (R.C.). U.R.C. All Bill Henderson.
Mildenhall, St. John the Baptist. Interior view. Both Simon Edwards (2011). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Minety, St. Leonard. Simon Edwards (2011). Another view, and an interior view, both Simon Edwards (2012). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Monkton Farleigh, St. Peter. Another view, two interior views - 1, 2, a window, and the cockerel weather-vane. ST 806 652. All Steve Bulman (2010).

Norton Bavant, All Saints. The tower (2 views) - 1, 2. Interior view. All Gene Hawkins. Link.
Nunton, St. Andrew. SU 159 260. Les Needham. Link. Grade II* listed.

Oaksey, All Saints. Interior view. Both Simon Edwards (2012).
Odstock, St. Mary. Another view. SU 151 261. Both Les Needham. Link. Grade II* listed.
Ogbourne St. George, St. George. Simon Edwards (2011). Link.
Orcheston, St. Mary. Previously in the "Unknown" section, Janet Gimber has identified this church from Reg Dosell's postcard collection. Link.

Pewsey, Cemetery Chapel. Ian Miller. St. John the Baptist (interior view). Simon Edwards (2011).
Preshute, St. George. Interior view. Both Graeme Harvey. Another view, Simon Edwards (2011). Link.
Purton, St. Mary. Another view. Both Malcolm Rigg. Two further views - 1, 2, both Bill McKenzie (2010). Another two views - 1, 2, and an interior view, all Simon Edwards (2011).

Rodbourne Cheney, Swindon - see Swindon.
Royal Wootton Bassett.

Salisbury.
Seend, Church of the Holy Cross. Mark Summers.
Semley, St. Leonard. Simon Edwards (2011). Grade II listed - link.
Sevenhampton, St. James. Ian Fleming is buried here. Both Simon Edwards.
Shalbourne, St. Michael and All Angels. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Shrewton, St. Mary. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. Link.
South Marston, St. Mary Magdalene. Another view. Both Simon Edwards (2011). Link. Grade I listed.
Stanton Fitzwarren, St. Leonard. SU 1788 9012. Carole Sage (2003). The very fine chancel arch, and magnificent font, both Christopher Skottowe (1964). Link. Grade I listed.
Staverton, St. Paul. Another view, and the tower. The former Methodist Church, currently (2011) up for sale. Another view. All John Gimber (2011).
Steeple Ashton, St. Mary the Virgin. Interior view, and the font. All Simon Edwards (2011). Grade I listed - link.
Stourton, St. Peter. ST 776 339. Bob Feltham. Another view. Kevin Gordon. Interior view. The font and a tomb. Both Roger Hopkins. According to Pevsner, the chancel was re-built in 1937. This old postcard (note incorrect caption), from Judy Flynn's Collection, shows the chancel as it was before then. Link.
Stratford Tony, St. Mary and St. Lawrence. SU 091 263. Les Needham. Link. Grade I listed.
Stratton St. Margaret, dedicated to St. Margaret. Two further views - 1, 2. SU 17953 87095. All Simon Edwards. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, all
Carole Sage (2015). Link.
Sutton Veny, St. John the Evangelist. David Roberts. Interior view. Simon Edwards. Link.
Swindon.

Tisbury, St. John the Baptist, burial place of Rudyard Kipling's parents. ST 944 290. Church of the Sacred Heart (R.C.). ST 945 292. Methodist Church. ST 943 294. All Andrew Ross.
Trowbridge.

Upper Stratton, Swindon - see Swindon.

Wanborough, St. Andrew. Simon Edwards (2011). Grade I listed - link.
Warminster, St. Giles Garrison Church. Janet Gimber (2012). Link.
West Dean, St. Mary. Link. The Borbach Chantry (now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust) was originally part of the medieval parish church, and separated from it in 1868 (according to the Grade I listing). The rest of the church was subsequently demolished, and the current St. Mary built in its place. Link. Both Les Needham.
West Grimstead, St. John. SU 211 266. Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1869; closed in 2012), and now in residential use. SU 209 268. Link. Both Les Needham.
West Lavington, All Saints. Elizabeth Nash. Link.
West Overton, St. Michael and All Angels. A fine sundial. Both Graeme Harvey. Link.
Westbury, All Saints. Andrew Ross.
Whaddon, the Alderbury and Whaddon Holy Family Chapel (R.C.). It was formerly a Methodist Church (built as Primitive Methodist in 1884). It was sold to the Catholic Church in 1990, who have used it since. Another view. SU 196 263. Both Les Needham. Link.
Wilcot, Church of the Holy Cross. Ian Miller. Link.
Wilsford, St. Michael. Interior view. Buried here are members of the Tennant family (residents of the nearby Wilsford Manor), some of whom were the inspiration for characters in "Brideshead Revisited". A handsome memorial to Edward Tennant. All Roger Hopkins. Link.
Wilton, St. Mary & St. Nicholas. Mark Summers. An old postcard view (postcard franked 1904), Steve Bulman's Collection, and another from Reg Dosell's Collection.  Link. The ruins of the old church of St. Mary. Mark Summers.
Winterbourne Bassett, St. Katherine and St. Peter. Another view and the interior. Here lies Malcolm Rhondda Young, on whom more here. All Janet Gimber (2015). Link. Grade I listed.
Winterbourne Monkton, St. Mary Magdalene. Janet Gimber (2015). Grade II listing in which it says that this is a Butterfield re-build of 1877-9.
Wootton Bassett - see Royal Wootton Bassett.
Wroughton, St. John the Baptist and St. Helen. Interior view. Both Simon Edwards (2012). Link. Methodist Church (1879). Simon Edwards.
Wylye, St. Mary the Virgin. SU 008 377. Bill Henderson. Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.

Yatton Keynell, St. Margaret of Antioch. Another view. Both Chris Stafford (2014). Link. Grade I listed.

 

 
 

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