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 free online audio guide to the church can be found here.
St Peter's church features in our Wiltshire Medieval Graffiti Tour on Google Earth.
St Peter's costs £3221 a year to keep open to the public. Please support the church directly by texting the code EVH to 70970 to donate £5 or 70191 to donate £10
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.
A free online audio guide for the church can be found here.
St Peter's church features in our Wiltshire Medieval Graffiti Tour on Google Earth.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.Download a copy of the church guidebook
Conservation and Regeneration
St Peter's costs £3221 a year to keep open to the public.
As of January 2021 the church also required the following repairs.
Short term: £11,200.00
- Chancel roof repair £10,000.00
- Cleaning glazing £1,200.00
Medium term: £18,500.00
- High Level tower repairs £17,500.00
- Check internal joinery £1,000.00
Long term: £14,000.00
- Organ overhaul £12,500.00
- Install lightning conductor £1,500.00
Please support the church directly by texting the code EVH to 70970 to donate £5 or 70191 to donate £10
Everleigh Church Plan February 2023.pdf
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!
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