St Giles' Church, Imber, Wiltshire

Imber, Warminster, Wiltshire
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A church left over from a ghost village

This lovely thirteenth-century church stands in rolling downland deep inside the military training area of Salisbury Plain. It is all that remains of the ghost village of Imber (now just abandoned houses), which was evacuated for military training purposes in 1943.

The distinctive fourteenth-century tower has five pinnacles. The interior, divested of its fittings, allows you to appreciate the architecture and atmosphere of this unique church, as well as the remains of medieval wallpaintings with a rare depiction of the Seven Deadly Sins, and a set of seventeenth-century bell ringing changes painted on the north wall of the tower.

Outside the sloping churchyard contains fine seventeenth and eighteenth-century tomb chests. This church is only open occasionally to visitors. For more information, please visit:

St Giles' church features in our Wiltshire Medieval Graffiti Tour on Google Earth.