Church of St Margaret of Antioch, Leigh Delamere, Wiltshire
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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 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A handsome parkland church
Limited on road parking. Through lychgate up 5 steps to tarmac path then through narrow south porch with 4 further steps to enter the church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
5 miles north east of Chippenham and 2 miles west of Exit 17 and north of M4
Nearest railway station: Chippenham (4.1 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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