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St. John the Baptist & St. Helen, Wroughton, Wiltshire, England



The village of Wroughton is just to the south of Swindon, the M4 motorway just about keeping the ever growing Swindon at bay.  The village has changed enormously and has had many new houses built, but stills remains, essentially, a village.  According to John Jackson, previously it has been known as Worston or Werston, and in the Sarum Registers as Elingdon Wroughton; but the most ancient name appears to be Ellan-dun - 'Hill of Ella'.

John Aubrey wrote:  "The land of this parish is admirable pasture, and the tract hereabout is the garden of Wilts."  Quite ironic as the piece of land that separates Wroughton from Swindon was known locally as the Front Garden and was the cause for dispute for years as developers wanted to build housing on it, destroying the beautiful landscape; the developers won and the land is currently being turned into another housing estate.

The church a Grade I listed building - more information about the listing can be found at the:  British Listed Buildings  website.

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South wall of the chancel.
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South wall.
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South porch.
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Stone carvings on porch.
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West wall.
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West entrance door.
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West side of the tower.
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Bench mark.
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Gargoyles on the building.
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Taken from Hay Lane B4005.
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