St Mary's Church, Chute Forest, Wiltshire
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The little red brick church
Standing remote in rural surroundings and designed by J L Pearson in 1875, St Mary's is a fine example of low budget inventiveness.
The church was erected at the expense of the Fowle family, whose mortal remains rest in the churchyard. Built of flint, brick and tile with a tall pyramid spire, and with nave and aisles spanned by a single roof, it is a pattern of well-proportioned architecture. There are pretty stained glass windows by Clayton and Bell.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
An extravagently rich interior
On road parking at the start of grass bridle path from road through an uneven churchyard to a churchyard gate. Then along grass path to brick area outside the south porch. 2 steps up and a further one down to the nave.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings only a small number have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
6 miles north west of Andover, off A342
Nearest railway station: Andover (4.7 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.
Community information for St Mary's Church, Chute Forest
All our Wiltshire churches are in our West region.
Useful local links
- Visit Wiltshire
- Wiltshire Web tourism website
- Family days out in Wiltshire
- Longleat Safari Park
- The Pump Room - Roman Baths
- The Jane Austen Centre
- Wiltshire Family History Society
- Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Society
- A list of churches in Wiltshire
- Wiltshire is in the Diocese of Bristol and the Diocese of Salisbury