SU1380 : Trees, graves and wheeltracks, Parish Church of St John and St Helen, Church Hill, Wroughton, Swindon

near to Elcombe, Swindon, Great Britain

Trees, graves and wheeltracks, Parish Church of St John and St Helen, Church Hill, Wroughton, Swindon
Trees, graves and wheeltracks, Parish Church of St John and St Helen, Church Hill, Wroughton, Swindon
The tracks were probably made by a wheelbarrow carrying grit to the path down to the lower graveyard SU1380 : Path to the lower graveyard, Parish Church of St John and St Helen, Church Hill, Wroughton, Swindon
Parish Church of St John and St Helen, Church Hill, Wroughton
Written by Brian Robert Marshall

The church is listed Grade I and parts of it date to Norman times. However only traces of the original 12th century church remain. Much of what can be seen today is 14th and, in the case of the tower, 15th century. The 19th century saw much activity when it was restored by T H Wyatt in 1846. Further work was carried out in the 1850s, 1880s and in 1905. There is more technical information here LinkExternal link and, for a more informal but no less informative approach, there is this pdf LinkExternal link

The church is built in what was called Ellendune, thought to be an ancient hill fort. In 825 a battle took place here which saw the Kings of Wessex achieve dominance over their Mercian counterparts.
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Tuesday, 7 December, 2010   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 9 December, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 137 802 [100m precision]
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