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SS. Peter and Paul, Heytesbury, Wiltshire


The church of SS. Peter and Paul was formerly collegiate, and had, until recently, four prebends: it is a spacious cruciform edifice of stone, chiefly Early English, and consists of clerestoried chancel with aisles, north and south transepts, clerestoried nave of four bays and aisles, south porch and low square central tower containing a clock and 6 bells: some Early English arches and columns in the walls of the chancel have been opened and repaired: the north transept has a stone screen between it and the nave: the south transept is a chapel dedicated to St. Katharine: there are memorial windows to the late Lord Heytesbury, d. 21 April, 1891; his eldest son, the Hon. William. Leonard Holmes-A'Court, d. 16 Dec. 1885; the Rev. John Knight M.A. vicar here 1836-83; Mrs. Lethbridge, d. 1909, and others: the church has been restored, refloored and reseated with open benches. There are 450 sittings. The churchyard was enlarged in 1909.

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Church Records

The register dates from the year 1653.

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Heytesbury 1654-1837, is available to browse online.

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SS. Peter and Paul

Denomination:Church of England