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St. Nicholas, Biddestone, Wiltshire, England




If you were to design an quintessential English village, Biddestone would be the result.  Even though the day we visited was cold and rainy, it was still beautiful.  The elegant buildings, the pond, the water pump, the church and pubs - they are all here as if made for visitors.

John Aubrey visited in the 1660s and his notes of that time tell us there used to be two parish churches - St. Peter and St. Nicholas.  In his time, St. Peter's was 'lamentably ruined, and converted to a barne'.  Our photographs are of St. Nicholas which was built over 800 years ago.

Any facts we give in these pages are taken from the guide leaflet, written by Anthony Emery in 1994, available from the church.
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St. Nicholas
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In memory of Margaret COMPTON
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Edward DAVIS
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South Porch
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South porch
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Norman door, built early to mid 1100s
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Cross over doorway
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