Tytherington, St James Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 12th century rose window
The single bell is hung in a simple bellcote over the west gable. It was cast by William Cor of Heytesbury and is thought to be the oldest in Wiltshire.
In 1957 the church authorities wanted to close down St James. The church was declared redundant by the diocese but the residents of Tytherington rejected the decision and insisted that their church remain open. The population of the village is only about 50, but they have taken it upon themselves to keep up the church and undertake essential repairs.
Tytherington was one of the highlights of my exploration of the wylye Valley churches. An aura of age and antiquity seems to cling to the stones. The interior is extremely simple, but that's just how most churches would have been in the early 12th century!
Address: Tytherington, Wiltshire, England, BA12 7AB
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: On the minor road between Sutton Veny and Corton. Parking along the verge. Usually open daylight hours.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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