St Michael

It is thought that a wooden church may have existed in Aldbourne as early as the 7th or 8th century and the Domesday Book (1086) records that the church held two hides of land, sufficient for two plough teams, to provide for the church and priest.

About this church

There is evidence that a Norman church was built in the 12th century and in the reign of Henry III (1215-72) the church was completely rebuilt possibly following fire. In 1865 a major restoration was begun which was dedicated by the Bishop of Salisbury in 1867.

More recently, the chancel was reordered in the late 1980’s when the altar was moved from the east end and the church redecorated throughout.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • Car park at church
  • Accessible toilets in church
  • Café in church

Other nearby churches

Holy Cross

Ramsbury was the seat of the Bishops of Wiltshire from 909 to 1058 from which period fragments of crosses remain.

St Michael & All Angels

Lambourn's large and imposing church dates from about 1180, although there may well have been a church here since at least the time of King Alfred.

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