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Holy Cross, Wilcot, Wiltshire

(51°20′42″N, 1°48′1″W)
SU 140 607
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Wiltshire
now Wiltshire
medieval Old Sarum
now Salisbury
  • Allan Brodie
7 Nov 1992

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Feature Sets

The church consists of a chancel, a nave, N aisle, Perpendicular tower and a small S porch. The chancel arch of the church dates from around 1200, though it has undergone major repairs in recent years. Some of the earlier fabric survived the 19th-century fire and subsequent restoration.


In Domesday Book Edward of Salisbury held Wilcot from the King and the estate included 'a new church; a very good house; a good vineyard.' 69b, 1.


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches

The chancel was rebuilt in 1825. On 11 April 1876 the building was gutted by fire, leaving the main walls and tower. The church was rebuilt in the same year by AJ Style.


N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Harmondsworth 1975, 2nd edition, 575.

F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications or England’s Patron Saints, London 1899, III, 306.

DCMS Listing Description.

C. and F. Thorn (eds)., Domesday Book: Wiltshire, Chichester, 1979, 69b, 1.

Victoria County History of Wiltshire Volume X, 190-204, esp. 202-3.