We use cookies to improve your experience, some are essential for the operation of this site.

St Martin, Bremhill, Wiltshire

(51°27′21″N, 2°1′53″W)
ST 979 730
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Wiltshire
now Wiltshire
medieval Old Sarum
now Salisbury
medieval unknown
now St Martin
  • Allan Brodie
26 July 1997

Please use this link to cite this page - https://www.crsbi.ac.uk/view-item?i=3643.

Find out how to cite the CRSBI website here.

Feature Sets

The village is 4 miles E of Chippenham. The church of St Martin has Saxon origins: the NW corner of the nave features long-and-short work. However, the nave arcades date from the 13thc but were restored in 1850. The chancel also dates to the 13thc. The only Romanesque carving is the font.


Around 935 king Athelstan granted Bremhill to Malmesbury Abbey. The Domesday Book records a large population of 79 households. In 1066 its lord was Alstan of Boscombe; in 1086 the lordship passed to Gilbert, Edward, Theodric, and William of Eu.





The church was restored by William Butterfield between 1862-1863.


DCMS Listing Description.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, Harmondsworth 1985.