St Leonard's Church, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire
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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.
3D model of St Leonard's Church
A pair of eccentric churches
Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
A strangely beautiful church
From a track at the end of Duck street, entrance is through a swing cattle-proof gate over the grass churchyard (no path).
Entrance to the church is through the ruined nave to the west door on the chancel. There is a single step to the chancel from the grass-covered 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.
3 miles south east of Warminster, off B3095
Nearest railway station: Warminster (3 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.Sutton Veny 8km circular walk
Download a free walking guide for a delightful 8km route, taking in St Leonard's Old Church.
All our Wiltshire churches are in our West region.
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