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St Michael, Wilsford (cum Lake), Wiltshire

(51°9′26″N, 1°48′30″W)
Wilsford (cum Lake)
SU 135 398
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Wiltshire
now Wiltshire
medieval Old Sarum
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Salisbury
  • Allan Brodie
9 Jun 1995

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The church has a simple Norman W tower built in rubble with some masonry laid in a herringbone arrangement. This is the only Romanesque fabric that survives in situ but a series of reset fragments in the external walls of the nave and W tower suggest that there was another 12th-century doorway. The body of the church is 19th-century.


Ælfric of Melksham held Wilsford in 1086. There was land for 2.5 ploughs, with meadows and pastures. No church is mentioned.


Exterior Features


Exterior Decoration


Interior Features


Tower/Transept arches

The church was rebulit in 1851 by TH Wyatt.


F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications or England’s Patron Saints, London 1899, III, 307.

DCMS Listing Description.

NMR Report 54618

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Harmondsworth 1975, 2nd edition, 575-6.

RCHME Churches of South-East Wiltshire HMSO 1987, 206-7.