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St Leonard, Bulford, Wiltshire

(51°11′32″N, 1°45′54″W)
SU 165 437
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Wiltshire
now Wiltshire
medieval Old Sarum
now Salisbury
  • Allan Brodie
  • John Wand
25 April 1995, 1 May 2004

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Bulford is a village about two miles N of Amesbury. The church lies on the E bank of the River Avon and lies to the W of the village and is of flint rubble with stone dressings. The structure consists of a chancel and a nave with N transept, and a S porch above which is a tower. The nave and the chancel date originally from the 12thc, although the only carved detail is found on the simple imposts of the chancel arch. The central tower was added in the 13thc. Various alterations were made in the 14th and 16thc. Restoration between 1902-1911 was carried out by Charles Edwin Ponting.


The Domesday Survey records that from 1066 the manor of 'Boltintone' belonged to Amesbury Abbey and its value was of £13.8. In 1086 Alward held 3 hides. The possession of the manor was confirmed to Amesbury Abbey in 1179, after its refoundation as a priory.


Interior Features



The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, Harmondsworth 1985, 152.

C. E. Ponting. 'The Churches of Bulford, Enford and Fittleton' Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, 31 (1901), 68-78.

C. E. Ponting, 1909, Lambeth Palace Library, ICBS 10256, ff 1-27.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Churches of South-East Wiltshire, London 1987, 116-117.

Victoria County History: Wiltshire, vol. XV, 61-70, esp. 68-69.