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St Leonard, Berwick St Leonard, Wiltshire

(51°5′52″N, 2°6′40″W)
Berwick St Leonard
ST 923 332
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Wiltshire
now Wiltshire
medieval Salisbury
now Salisbury
  • Allan Brodie
  • Ron Baxter
23 April 2004

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The church dated from the 12th and 14thc. but was largely rebuilt in 1860. The only 12thc. carving is on the lintel of the blocked north doorway and an Agnus Dei inside above the south door.


There was presumably a church at Berwick c.1120 served by the clerk of St. Leonard who held land and tithes as a tenant of Shaftesbury Abbey's manor of Tisbury. A priest held the church as the Abbey's tenant c. 1130. There was then no right of burial at Berwick, and bodies were taken to Tisbury. A rectory was instituted in 1299/1300.


Exterior Features


Interior Features

Interior Decoration


N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, Harmondsworth, 1971, 109.

A History of the County of Wiltshire Vol. 13: South-West Wiltshire: Chalke and Dunworth Hundreds, Victoria County History, London 1987 100-5 esp. 103-5.