Kingston Deverill, St Mary's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 14th-century wooden Madonna and Child statue
THE 13th CENTURY EFFIGY
On the wall of the south chapel is a brass plaque to Eleanor Hurle, who died in 1688 and left a gift of £50, with interest to be distributed to the poor of the parish every year at Christmastide. The money is still being distributed today.
Other interesting highlights include Jacobean coffin stools, and a late 17th century priest's chair brought here from the redundant church in Monkton Deverill.
Perhaps striking an odd note is a modern banner depicting Alfred the Great, bearing his sword aloft and holding a scroll. Alfred is reputed to have paused in the Deverills to pray before making battle with the Danes at Edington in 878AD.
About Kingston Deverill
Address: Kingston Deverill, Wiltshire, England, BA12 7HE
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: At the southern edge of the village. Parking along the lane. Usually open daylight hours.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Brixton Deverill, St Michael's Church - 1.5 miles (Historic Church)
Maiden Bradley, All Saints Church - 2.8 miles (Historic Church)
Longbridge Deverill, St Peter & St Paul Church - 3 miles (Historic Church)
Horningsham, St John the Baptist Church - 3.1 miles (Historic Church)
Mere, St Michael's Church - 3.7 miles (Historic Church)
Longleat - 4.3 miles (Historic House)
Stourton House Flower Garden - 4.4 miles (Garden)
Stourhead - 4.5 miles (Garden)
Nearest Accommodation to Kingston Deverill:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Tourist Information Centre
Tel: 01747 861 211
Alternate Tel: 01747 860 341
Fax: 01747 861 127