St Mary's Church, Maddington, Wiltshire
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A beautiful church with chequerboard walls
Set in a shady churchyard, this lovely church lies at the top of a long footpath.
It has a low west tower, a long nave, chancel and south transept, presumably for a family pew. A few small fragments remain from the Norman church and there were additions and alterations in succeeding centuries, much being done in the seventeenth century.
In 1853 the chancel was rebuilt and the whole church restored by T H Wyatt. Both nave and chancel walls are faced with flint and sandstone chequerwork.
Inside, over the tower arch, there is a large plaster cartouche of strapwork enclosing the date 1637, which is said to refer to the erection of a now vanished gallery at the west end of the nave.
A church owned by religious crusaders
A secluded church in a lush valley
A medieval marvel in wonderful walking country
Limited parking. Approached up a tarmac path to a grass churchyard with level access to wide north porch. Level access to porch and then 2 steps down.
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.
11 miles north west of Salisbury, off A360, on west side of Shrewton village
Nearest railway station: Salisbury (9.5 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.
St Mary's Maddington features in our Wiltshire Medieval Grafitti Tour on Google EarthWiltshire 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.
Maddington 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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