Codford St Mary Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Norman font and chancel arch
The first written record of a church here comes from 1282, but it is entirely possible there was a Saxon church on the same spot. The presence of a Norman font certainly suggests a very early church, and fragments of Norman carving were discovered during restoration work in 1843. The style of carving on the chancel arch also suggests a late Saxon or early Norman date, perhaps sometime around 1060AD.
THE MOMPESSON TOMB
Dring WWI a large number of ANZAC soldiers (from Australia and New Zealand) were based near Codford. The influx began when the New Zealand Command select Codford as a base for soldiers who were evacuated from the tenches but were not yet fit to resume fighting.
THE ANZAC CEMETERY
About Codford St Mary
Address: Church Lane, Codford St Mary, Wiltshire, England, BA12 0PJ
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Codford is signposted off the A36. Church Lane is at the east end of the village, and there is parking along the verge. Usually open daylight hours. The ANZAC cemetery is opposite the church, on the west side of Church Lane.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Codford St Peter - 0.6 miles (Historic Church)
Sherrington, St Cosmas & St Damian Church - 1 miles (Historic Church)
Boyton, St Mary's Church - 1.5 miles (Historic Church)
Fisherton Delamere, St Nicholas Church - 1.8 miles (Historic Church)
Upton Lovell, St Augustine of Canterbury Church - 2 miles (Historic Church)
Wylye, St Mary's Church - 2.4 miles (Historic Church)
Knook, St Margaret's Church - 2.6 miles (Historic Church)
Heytesbury, St Peter & St Paul Church - 3.5 miles (Historic Church)
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