St Leonard's Church, Berwick, Wiltshire

Berwick, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 5UA
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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.

Click here for a free online audio guide to the church.

St Leonard's church features in our Wiltshire Medieval Grafitti Tour on Google Earth