St James, Tytherington.

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The church of St. James at Tytherington was founded in the early 12th century. This is a simple building, being just 49 feet long and 13 feet wide. Its most striking feature is the thickness of the walls at 3ft wide.

Sunday worship at this church has not always been available every week. In the 1820s services were only held four times a year. Most of the time the villagers were expected to walk to Heytesbury church, but in the winter this was not always possible. No funerals have taken place here; the church was recently granted a licence for marriages. Today there is a service once a month.

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Comments (14)

Rosalyn Hilborne on May 8, 2012


It really does look ancient, high up on a bank, on a bend in the Wylye Valley. Cheers, Rosa.

els f on May 8, 2012

what a beautiful old little church.. very nice to see and great mood! like it

Rosalyn Hilborne on May 8, 2012

els f

Thank you for your kind comment Els ;~)

Andy Rodker on May 9, 2012

Very nice building and photo and also many thanks for the information! Like. Best wishes, Andy

Rosalyn Hilborne on May 9, 2012

Andy Rodker

Many thanks Andy. Pleased you like it.

Best wishes, Rosa.

Thanasis Germanos on May 9, 2012

It's very nice photo. LIKE Greetings and best wishes Thanasis

Rosalyn Hilborne on May 10, 2012

Thanasis Germanos

Thank you very much Thanasis.

Best regards, Rosa.

Grey-Eagle Ray on May 12, 2012

Hi Rosa, I have just taken a look on Google Earth, what a beautiful village Tytherington is.

Please post more pictures of the magnificent Houses and Farm buildings in this pretty village.

I put a pin in the map, and to my surprise I discovered by chance a Wiltshire Triangle.

I have two friends who live within 22 Miles of Tytherington completing the perfect Triangle.

We have the intention of visiting one of these friends this year, a grand old gentleman of 103 Years of age, who has lived most of his years in Wiltshire or Dorset....!!!

Hopefully I shall get time to see some of this area.

Best wishes to you and your family, Ray

Rosalyn Hilborne on May 12, 2012

Grey Eagle Ray

Hi Ray,

It is a lovely village but I only took these two pictures! When you visit your 103 years old...I think you would enjoy the three villages of Sutton Veny, Tytherington and Corton where there is a very attractive pub. I haven't been inside but it looks very nice! Sutton Veny's newer church has a beautifully kept Australian WWI graveyard and the views around the other church ruin (off Duck Lane) are wonderful. I hope you enjoy your visit and have a wonderful time with your dear friend.

Best wishes, Rosa.

Ildikó A. on May 13, 2012

Magnificent scenery for marriages...


Best wishes, Ildikó

Rosalyn Hilborne on May 13, 2012

Ildikó A.

It would be lovely on a nice sunny day ;~)

Best wishes, Rosa.

Christos Theodorou on May 26, 2012

Very nice picture - Kind regards – Christos

Rosalyn Hilborne on May 26, 2012

Christos Theodorou

Thank you Christos. I am pleased you enjoed this picture.

Kind regards, Rosa.

Pfahl on July 31

Bela arquitetura.. like 9

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 8, 2012
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    by Rosalyn Hilborne
    • Taken on 2012/05/06 11:43:25
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 22.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash