Stourton, St Peter's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Hoare family memorials
High on the nave arcade is a gilded cartouche to Mary Ireson (d. 1723). Mary was the daughter of Nathaniel Ireson, mason at Stourhead House. In the north aisle is a gilded plaque commemorating the rebuilding of the church by Ireson in 1722.
How many of the thousands of visitors who flock to Stourhead Gardens stop and explore this lovely church, I wonder? They should, for there is so much history here. The Hoare memorials are stunning, and add in the Stourton effigies and the Norman font and you have a church of wonderful historic interest. Highly recommended.
Address: High Street, Stourton, Wiltshire, England, BA12 6QE
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: At the end of Stourton High Street, just before the gardens entrance. Not part of Stourhead Gardens. Free entrance. 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
Stourhead - 0.2 miles (Garden)
Stourton House Flower Garden - 0.3 miles (Garden)
Mere, St Michael's Church - 2.4 miles (Historic Church)
Maiden Bradley, All Saints Church - 3.4 miles (Historic Church)
Kingston Deverill, St Mary's Church - 4.7 miles (Historic Church)
Horningsham, St John the Baptist Church - 5.4 miles (Historic Church)
Bruton Dovecote - 5.7 miles (Historic Building)
Longleat - 6 miles (Historic House)
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