St Leonard's Church, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire

Address: Duck Street, Sutton Veny, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7AL
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An atmospheric partial ruin

Old St Leonard's was abandoned in the 1860s when a new church was built.

It is now partially ruined and only the chancel (previously used as a mortuary chapel) still has its roof.

The chancel contains some interesting artefacts including benefaction boards, a bier, font, bell and many elegant memorials on the walls.

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Road directions

3 miles south east of Warminster, off B3095

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Warminster (3 miles)

OS Reference No.

ST 908 415

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You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.
 
 



 

PDF iconWiltshire County Guide (PDF, 4.8mb)
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Wiltshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Comments

  1. Alan Grove (19 Sep 2012, 16:48)

    An atmospheric partial ruin says it all. A delightful hamlet made for much enjoyment.

  2. Katrina (05 Aug 2013, 13:32)

    An evocative church in a lovely setting. The ruined arches are wonderful to wander through (as is the churchyard) and the chancel is packed with memorials and information. The nearby village is also v. picturesque. Well worth a visit!

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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Community information for St Leonard's Church, Sutton Veny

 

All our Wiltshire churches are in CCT’s West region.

Useful local links 

Visit Wiltshire 

Wiltshire Web tourism website 

Family days out in Wiltshire 

Longleat Safari Park 

The Pump Room - Roman Baths 

The Jane Austen Centre 

Wiltshire Family History Society 

Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Society 

A list of churches in Wiltshire 

Wiltshire is in the Diocese of Bristol and the Diocese of Salisbury

Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

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St Leonard's Church, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.