St George's Church, Orcheston, Wiltshire
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A secluded church in a lush valley
One of two medieval churches in a small village off the Salisbury to Devizes road, St George's is attractively secluded in its lush valley.
It is built of flint and stone with a Norman north door and thirteenth-century windows in the nave and chancel. The main windows are Perpendicular, as is the low tower with its fine, tall panelled arch. The Royal Arms are dated 1636 and most of the fittings are Victorian.
A free online audio guide for the church can be found here.
St George's church features in our Wiltshire Medieval Grafitti Tour on Google Earth
St Georges' costs £2154 a year to keep open to the public. Please support the church directly by texting the code ORC to 70970 to donate £5 or 70191 to donate £10
A beautiful church with chequerboard walls
A church owned by religious crusaders
A medieval marvel in wonderful walking country
From lane down a grassy path through the churchyard to two steps down to the entrance at the west door.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
12 miles north west of Salisbury and 1 mile north of Shrewton, off A360
Nearest railway station: Salisbury (10 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.
A free online audio guide can be found here.
St George's church features in our Wiltshire Medieval Grafitti Tour on Google EarthWiltshire County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Wiltshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Conservation and Regeneration
St Georges' costs £2154 a year to keep open to the public.
As of January 2021 the following repairs were also required at the church.
Short term: £5,850.00
- Repair rain water goods £1,250.00
- Repairs to external walls £5,600.00
- Redecoration and repair of external decorations £4,000.00
Medium term: £18,100.00
- Minor roof repairs £4,600.00
- Repair west door and decorative windows £3,500.00
- Redecorate internal tower space £10,000.00
Long term: £23,500.00
- Internal walls- Remove cement and/or damaged plaster, re-plaster and redecorate £20,000.00
- Repair woodblock floor £3,500.00
Please support the church directly by texting the code ORC to 70970 to donate £5 or 70191 to donate £10
Orcheston Church Plan Jan 2023.pdf
Click here to download a copy of the Church Plan which sets out the shared vision for the future of the church. This is a working document that will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any feedback or if you want to contact us about the church plan please drop us a line. When you write, please do give the name of the church, thank you!
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