Church of St Margaret of Antioch, Leigh Delamere, Wiltshire

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Leigh Delamere, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6JZ
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A dramatic Victorian confection

James Thomson (who also designed nearby Grittleton House) built this church in 1846, built using parts of its twelfth-century predecessor, such as the splendid bell-cote which can now be seen at Sevington School one mile to the west.

The rest is impressively dramatic. The Gothic gloom of the chancel, with its extravagant reredos, carved and decorated in many colours, contrasts with the tremendous colours of the great west window by Wilmshurst.

A free online audio tour of the church can be accessed here.

This church costs £3221 per year to maintain. Please make a contribution towards its upkeep here.

St Margaret's  Church features in Legacy Makers and Boundary Breakers: Extraordinary Women of Historic Churches, discover more about St Margaret of Antioch below: