All Saints

Fearsome gargoyles and medieval carvings.

Idmiston, Wiltshire

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This is an imposing medieval church. A remarkable feature of the church is the collection of medieval carvings, internally in the form of elegant corbel heads, roof bosses, and externally in the form of fearsome gargoyles. There are monuments to the local Bowle family, including vicar John Bowle, who edited an edition of Don Quixote. The nave arcades (from the late 13th century) have an eye catching striped appearance created by the deliberate use of contrasting bands of stone. Much of the rest of the church is from the late fourteenth century. There is a distinctive clerestory and a two storey north porch with a steeply pitched roof and fine doorways. The whole building was heavily restored by JL Pearson and Ewan Christian in 1865.

This church is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Social heritage stories

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Wildlife haven

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Café within 500m

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Churches Conservation Trust

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