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St Nicholas, Biddestone, Wiltshire

(51°27′37″N, 2°12′0″W)
ST 862 735
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Wiltshire
now Wiltshire
medieval Salisbury
now Bristol
  • Allan Brodie
  • Allan Brodie
  • John Wand
20 July 2023

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The church has a 12thc. font, south door and two windows in the chancel. However, most of the church dates from the 13th and 14thc. and there is a distinctive, late medieval bell-turret. The sanctuary was added in the 19thc. There is a faculty plan by Chancellor and Hill in Bristol Records Office.


The value of Biddestone manor to its lord in 1086, who was Thorkill, was £1. The church does not appear in the 1296 Taxatio so was most probably woth less than 2 marks.


Exterior Features





N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, Wiltshire, Buildings of England, Harmondsworth, 1971

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire (2nd edition) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books 1981 110-111

Historic England listing 1198839

E.W. Godwin, 'An Account of the Church of Biddeston St Nicholas, Wilts' Wilts Arch and Nat Hist Soc 4 1858 143-146

A. Emery, The Church of St Nicholas, Biddestone, Wiltshire Private Press 1994

Chancellor and Hill. 1898. Bristol Records Office EP/J/6/Bid/1

Buckler Album vol VIII in Devizes Museum, plate 27