Church of St Mary & St Lawrence, Stratford Tony, Wiltshire
- What's nearby
Hidden... down lane, across stream, up a bank
This medieval church is reached down a narrow lane, over a footpath across a stream and up a steep bank, making the journey to reach it part of the adventure.
Externally, the church is a patchwork of lichens on brick, stone and flint completing an idyllic rural picture.
Inside, the church is as lovely as its rural setting, furnished with handsome box pews with attractive colonnaded tops. There is a lovely stained glass east window by the Kempe Studio (1884).
A pair of eccentric churches
A light-filled gem with a Shakespearean connection.
Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
On road parking before pedestrian bridge across stream. Approached up steep hill on track from the river. Narrow grass path to North Door.
Access from the main road is up steep track, through narrow gate. Churchyard on a slope.
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.
4 miles south west of Salisbury, off A354
Nearest railway station: Salisbury (3.5 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.Download a copy of the church guidebook Download a free walking trail between CCT churches in Stratford Tony and Wilton
Stratford Tony Church Plan
Click here to download a copy of the Church Plan which sets out the shared vision for the future of the church. This is a working document that will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any feedback or if you want to contact us about the church plan please drop us a line. When you write, please do give the name of the church, thank you!
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