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St. George, Fovant, Wiltshire, England



Fovant is a small village to the west of Salisbury.  One of the things that stikes you when you visit St. George's parish church is the military connection.  There was a training camp and military hospital near Fovant and there are many soldiers buried in the churchyard - some of whom survived the war but died of the 'flu epidemic as they were waiting to return home.

The church and graves are well cared for; this is a welcoming village that has not forgotten the tradegy of war.

Inside the church a history leaflet is available, written by Revd. John Eade.  Any dates/information we give in these pages concerning the church comes from this leaflet.  The leaflet (quite rightly!) starts by reminding us that this is a church - a place of worship:  "Welcome to Fovant Church.  It's most important feature is not it's architecture, fascinating though that is, but simply that it stands here as a witness to over a thousand years of Christian worship and prayer in this place.  Before you leave we ask you to join in all those prayers and pray for those you love and for yourself and for us."

The building is Grade II* listed - for details of the listing see the  British Listed Buildings  for details.

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St. George.
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War Memoral
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East wall of the church.
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The south side of the church.
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Door into the south aisle through the south wall, chancel end.
Detail of stone carvings
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South porch
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One of the stone carvings
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The west/south sides.
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West side of the tower.
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Door into the tower.
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Carvings either side of the west door.
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Decoration on the tower.
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North side of tower.
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Sundials.
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North side of the church.
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North wall of the chancel.
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The Graveyard.
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The beautiful blossom on the tree.
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Flower in the church yard
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