Marden, All Saints Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Norman south doorway and chancel arch
The nave roof appears to also be Victorian, but is likely a replica of the 16th century roof.
We weren't actually planing to visit All Saints; we were simply diving through the village when we spied the sign pointing a a '12th century church'. Well, that was enough to make us stop! The setting is wonderful, with a stone path past thatched cottages obutting up against the raised churchyard. The real historic attraction here is the Norman south doorway, with traditional zigzag carving, though some of the moulding looks to have been recut during the Victorian restoration. The chancel arch is wonderfully carved, again with traditional zigzag patterns.
All Saints is a pretty rural church, in a very picturesque village. I'm very pleased that we took the time to stop and explore it.
Address: The Street, Marden, Wiltshire, England, SN10 3RH
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Parking along the main road through Marden. The church is usually open daylight hours and is signposted from the road.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Hatfield Earthworks (Marden Henge) - 0.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Alton Barnes, St Mary's Church - 2.9 miles (Historic Church)
Alton Priors, All Saints - 3.1 miles (Historic Church)
Alton Priors White Horse - 3.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Devizes Castle - 5.5 miles (Castle)
West Kennet Long Barrow - 6.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Avebury Sanctuary - 6.6 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Silbury Hill - 6.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nearest Accommodation to Marden:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Devizes Tourism Partnership
Wiltshire Heritage Museum
41 Long Street
Tel: 01380 800 400
The official Devizes TIC is now closed, but visitor information is available at several locations, including the Kennet and Avon Canal Museum, Wadworth Visitor Centre and Wiltshire Heritage Museum. Opening times vary with location. The Wiltshire Heritage Museum is currently open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sundays and Bank Holiday 12noon to 4pm (subject to change). Not open on Mondays in winter.