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The Church of St. John the Baptist, Brokenborough, Wiltshire, England



The church of St. John the Baptist is located in the rather lovely village of Brokenborough in Wiltshire.

Although we have visited Brokenborough numerous times, the church had been locked but on one visit we were fortunate enough to bump into a key holder who was just leaving.  He stayed for a few more moments whilst we rushed around to take a few photographs of the inside.  We were particularly keen to go inside because we had heard of a memorial plaque which commemorates one of Mandy's relatives, Alice Gladwin (her great great grandmother's sister).  We are grateful to the keyholder for allowing us in to take our photographs.

The church is a Grade II* listed building - more information about the listing can be found at the  Historic England  website.  There is also more information about the church at the:  Wiltshire Council History

Mandy's Gladwin family lived in a house near the church for many years - between them being blacksmiths (3 generations), teacher, sunday school teacher, coal merchants, bakers and postmistress, so this feels like a family church.  Many of the Gladwin family are buried here including Mandy's great great grandmother Sarah Hannah Lea (nee Gladwin) although we do not know the exact location of her grave.

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The Church of St. John The Baptist Church
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Welcome notice and opening times.
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The first photograph we took of the church, back in 2002
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A glance into the north porch - the door into the north aisle
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Ceiling in the porch
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Boot scrapers? next to porch entrance
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Moving round to the west wall
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Looking back to the north side of the churchyard
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The west wall
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Window in the west wall
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The south wall
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Former doorway
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The east walls of the chancel (on the left) and the north aisle (right)
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Shadow of the chancel on the house next to the church
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The east and north walls
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A weatherboarded bellcote
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Weather vane on the bellcote
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Walls of the north aisle
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Guttering between the nave and the north aisle dated 1883
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A three faced sundial on the apex of the north aisle roof
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Three-faced sundial
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Memorial bench in memory of
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[Patrick Dennis]
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View of the churchyard from the porch
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Don Lea and Maggie (nee Lea) Eley visiting their gr gr grandparents' grave - John and Martha Gladwin
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The graveyard - across the road from the churchyard
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Mandy's great, great, great grandfather John Gladwin with his grandson Harold Frederick John Gladwin.
More information
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