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Great Somerford, Wiltshire

(51°32′28″N, 2°3′37″W)
Great Somerford
ST 959 825
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Wiltshire
now Wiltshire
medieval Salisbury
now Salisbury
  • Allan Brodie
26 June 1993

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Feature Sets

On the exterior of this c. 1700 farmhouse there are a number of reused carved fragments of the mid 12thc. In form they are similar to elements that exist at Malmesbury Abbey and they were presumably brought from the Abbey after the Dissolution.


Loose Sculpture


Pevsner simply describes the fragments as "ornamental stonework of unknown provenance. However, the floral motif found on fragments 2-5 is similar to forms found at Malmesbury and Old Sarum.


N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Harmondsworth 1975, 2nd edition, 261.

A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 14, Malmesbury Hundred, Victoria County History, London 1991, 200.