The Church of St. Nicholas, Hardenhuish, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England
The church of St. Nicholas is a Grade II* listed building - information about the listing can be found at the Historic England website. Originally sited at the bottom of the hill, this church was re‑built near the top around the 1770s using stone from the original church. There is a crypt under the church which is approximately the same shape and size as the upper floor.
Visit the church's own excellent website at: www.harnish.org.uk - the site is not just about the current church (congregation) but also includes lots of information about its history, including a list of burials and churchyard maps.
We visited during an open weekend as part of the national Open Heritage days in 2019 and took the opportunity to look around the church and go down into the crypt. What an beautiful and elegant building it is. Added to the enjoyment of our visit was the welcome we received from the volunteers that day - they were full of information and enjoyed sharing the history of the building with us. Thank you.