St Mary's Church, South Tidworth, Wiltshire
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An extravagently rich interior
Standing south of the garrison town of Tidworth, this fine steepled edifice surrounded by trees was designed in 1878 by John Johnson, the architect of London's Alexandra Palace.
However the quality of the exterior, considerable though it is, hardly prepares one for the magnificence of the interior, which is sumptuously decorated with exotic marbles, rich carving and Italian mosaics, creating a great sense of vitality and extravagance.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
One of the first churches with an iron frame
From gate to churchyard on main road, or up wooded dirt track from lane leading to Tedworth House. Limited parking near to the church. Ideally park in Tedworth House car park and walk back to the church. 7 steps up to the porch. Steps up to chancel.
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.
13 miles north east of Salisbury 1 mile south of Tidworth, on A338
Nearest railway station: Grateley (4.5 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 2012
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.
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