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St James, Sutton Benger, Wiltshire

(51°30′25″N, 2°4′39″W)
Sutton Benger
ST 947 787
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Wiltshire
now Wiltshire
medieval Old Sarum
now Bristol
medieval All Saints
now St James
  • Allan Brodie
26 October 1991

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Feature Sets

The church largely dates from c1300 and has a 16th century west tower. According to Pevsner, the church was 'cruelly restored in 1851 (JH Hakewill)'. The only Romanesque fabric is a font of the second half of the 12th century.


The DB does not mention the parish church. The church which stood in the village in the 12th century belonged to Malmesbury Abbey. It was among the properties taken in 1118 by Bishop Roger of Salisburyand it may have been returned to the Abbey when he fell from power in 1139. However, it seems to have remained a disputed property between the abbey and the chapter of the cathedral probably through the rest of the 12th century.





DCMS Listing Description, 1022403.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Harmondsworth 1975, 2nd edition, p. 502.

Victoria County History of Wiltshire, Volume XIV, p. 221-9.