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St. Giles, Lea, Wiltshire, England



St. Giles church is found in the attractive village of Lea, in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside near Malmesbury.

We are very grateful to one of the church members who allowed us inside to take a few photographs.  We met at another church and he told us of the changes that have taken place to the inside of St. Giles and invited us to follow him to Lea and then showed us around.  The changes made to the inside are quite dramatic - they have removed the pews and organ, added new heating, built a structure at the west end, and have carpeted the floor and put up blinds at the windows.  This may sound an awful thing to do to such an old building, but in this instance the changes have been made sympathetically to the building - the quality of materials is fitting and it really has worked well.  The old and the new blend to make this a warm and inviting building and more suitable to today's needs.  A brave decision which has brought new life into this church building.

The church of St. Giles is a Grade II listed building - more information about the listing can be found at the  British Listed Buildings  website.

More information about Lea can be found at the  Wiltshire Online Parish Clerks  website.

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Lea - photo: 0026
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Photo Date: April 2000
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Photo Date: April 2000
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Sundial
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Photo Date: August 2002
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Stone carving inside the south porch
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Photo Date: April 2000
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In memory of Julia Gilfoy
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Photo Date: August 2002
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In memory of Reg Hitchings
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Photo Date: August 2002
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The street St. Giles is on
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Photo Date: August 2002
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Surrounding countryside
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Photo Date: August 2002

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