St Nicholas' Church, Berwick Bassett, Wiltshire
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A modest, simple and secluded church
Situated by a farmyard to the north of Avebury and near the Ridgeway, this modest church is essentially fourteenth century in origin, although the font suggests an earlier structure.
The interior is light and simple; its nave is medieval, as is the chancel, though it was later rebuilt in brick with the old window openings retained. The low tower has a Victorian top and there is an pretty fifteenth-century screen inside the church.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
Mysterious trapdoors, buried Sarsen stones and ancient yew trees
From churchyard up tarmac drive past Manor Farm. Limited parking. Then across gently rising grass (or steps from Manor Farm) to south porch where there is a level flagstone entrance and wide aisle.
8 miles north west of Marlborough, off A4361
Nearest railway station: Swindon (7.9 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT 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 CCT cares for in Wiltshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Community information for St Nicholas' Church, Berwick Bassett
All our Wiltshire churches are in CCT's 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