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St Mary's Church

| Lydiard Park, Swindon SN5 3PA, England
+44 1793 877111
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Extremely interesting Chuch

Wonderful old church well worth a visit. Lots of historical facts about the local family who once... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gerry G
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Amazingly historic church

This little church in the Lydiard estate is a historical gem. The church contains some medieval... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Richard M
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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“lydiard house” (4 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Lydiard Park, Swindon SN5 3PA, England
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+44 1793 877111
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful old church well worth a visit. Lots of historical facts about the local family who once owned it plus the tapestry is outstanding

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

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.

Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

The Church has so much to give on so many levels. The gate welcomes you in. The Flower Festival is always worth a visit and just feeling the history in the place is worthwhile.

Thank Julia H
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Mathew K
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

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

Thank Lynn C
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

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

Thank Vermy100
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Very old church 1633, beautiful interior I can spend hours inside. Great location inside of lydiard park, sure the is a place u must to see.

Thank Jesse R
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We got married here over 20 years ago. It's set in the beautiful location of Lydiard Park, with a mansion house next door. This is a very old traditional church with masses of history.

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I am biased as this my Church I visit during the week and I am a Deputy Warden. Also Branch Leader for Mother's Union

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Lovely place in a pretty location. Just a grant to restore the wall paintings. Will be a star when it's complete. In the meantime lovely place adjacent to lydeard park lots of history, staff very helpful and happy to talk about the place they obviously...More

1  Thank John D
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Response from Mathew K | Reviewed this property |
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
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