St Peter's Church, Everleigh, Wiltshire
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One of the first churches with an iron frame
Built by John Morlidge of London for the Astley family in 1813 in the Gothic style, St Peter's was one of the first churches to be constructed with an iron frame.
The short chancel and narrow nave, the elegant west gallery and hammerbeam roof all emphasise its loftiness. The church retains many of its original fittings and has monuments to the Astley family, including an enormous tablet to Francis Dugdale Astley, founder of the church, who died in 1818. There is also a ring of six bells.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
An extravagently rich interior
Parking off A342 – Flat but uneven stone path through churchyard to south door and porch, wide door and single step.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
11 miles north west of Andover and 5 miles east of Upavon, on A342
Nearest railway station: Pewsey (4.9 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 2012
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 Peter's Church, Everleigh
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