St Leonard's Church, Berwick, Wiltshire
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Poignant monuments to lost children
The low tower and pretty porch of this tiny church are seen through trees from the road. Of twelfth-century origin, an 1859 restoration by the owner of the local Fonthill estate saved it from complete decay.
The font and a sculptured relief of the Lamb of God over the south doorway are Norman survivals. A handsome 1647 monument depicts George Howe and his wife caressing a skull, and another poignant monument is to the six children of George Howe, the oldest of whom was three years of age.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
An atmospheric partial ruin
Through Fonthill Estate along a tarmac drive to the edge of the churchyard. The slight slope up through grass churchyard with level entrance to the south porch. There is a single step up to the nave.
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.
13 miles west of Salisbury and 1 mile east of Hindon on B3089
Nearest railway station: Tisbury (2.8 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.Wiltshire 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.
All our Wiltshire churches are in our West region.
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