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Not to be missed if you are visiting the estate, the exterior is quite sombre, but the inside is fascinating - full of monuments to the St John family from the House with fascinating wall paintings which are about to be conserved in a major...More
If visiting Lydiard Park, do pop into St Mary’s Church if it is open. A fine small Church which is so important that it has been assisted by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Hidden behind other pictures by the altar is The St John Polyptych which...More
This little church in the Lydiard estate is a historical gem. The church contains some medieval wall paintings and fantastically interesting tombs with massive statues. An amazing place with real historical interest.
The Heritage Lottery Fund bid to do conservation in the church has been successful and the actual project is its initial stages, but it has been discovered that the tudor barrel roof bosses were at some point in their history were gilded.
Yes go and see the family tree, look out on the website for Lydiard House and see when the family tree covered to protect it but opened about 4 times per year. Speak with a volunteer about the history behind the church that is inside...More
If you love history, this little church is amazing. There are so many interesting things to see and it is totally unspoiled. The vicar, who just happened to be in the church when we visited, has time for everyone. There are medieval wall paintings to...More
I know it's late, but St Mary's is a vibrant church with services every week. We have many services over the Christmas period, which are generally very subscribed, in fact you have to arrive at least 30 minutes before... More
I know it's late, but St Mary's is a vibrant church with services every week. We have many services over the Christmas period, which are generally very subscribed, in fact you have to arrive at least 30 minutes before services start.
To find out more about services, search St Marys Lydiard Tregoze on google and you can find the church website.