SU1380 : Parish church [8]

taken 23 days ago, near to Elcombe, Swindon, Great Britain

Parish church [8]
Parish church [8]
Part of the very large churchyard which contains many 17th and 18th century headstones and a number of fine chest tombs.
The parish church of St John and St Helen has Norman origins but is mostly 14th century with the tower added in the 15th century. Restoration took place in the mid and late 19th century and in 1905. There are some fine memorials. Listed, grade I, with details at:
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The large village of Wroughton lies 2 miles south of Swindon at the foot of the Marlborough Downs escarpment. Two headstreams of the River Ray flow from the downs and meet in the village to run north as Wroughton Stream. There is much evidence of settlement and intensive farming of the area in the Roman period. Originally an agricultural village, most workers now commute into Swindon.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 March, 2020   (more nearby)
Monday, 23 March, 2020
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites  Burial ground, Crematorium 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1369 8023 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.2495N 1:48.2450W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1373 8024
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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