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St Thomas a Becket, Coulston, Wiltshire

(51°17′3″N, 2°4′7″W)
ST 953 539
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Wiltshire
now Wiltshire
medieval Salisbury
now Salisbury
  • Allan Brodie
  • John Wand
18 Aug 1995

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Just N of Salisbury Plain and E of Westbury, the village of Coulston used to be known as East Coulston.

The S door of the nave and the font date from the 12thc. The nave was restored in the 19thc, and the chancel, including the chancel arch, was replaced in 1868, although it may incorporate 12thc capitals.


In DB the value of East Coulston to its lord, Brictric brother of Alwy, was £5. A church is first mentioned in 1214.


Exterior Features


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches




Buckler illustrated the S door in the early 19thc, when it was still open (volume 8, plate 72).


J. Buckler, Unpublished album of drawings. Devizes Museum, vol. 8, pl. 72.

Historic England listed building 1364255.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, Harmondsworth 1975, 229.

C.E. Ponting. 'Notes on the Churches Visited by the Society in 1889', Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, 25 (1889) 12-32.

Victoria County History, A History of the County of Wiltshire, Vol. 8: Warminster, Westbury and Whorwellsdown Hundreds, London 1965, 234-239.

Wiltshire Archives D/61/20/17

Coulston Church a brief History, Private Press 2013.