Berwick St Leonard

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Berwick St Leonard
Berwick St Leonard is located in Wiltshire
Berwick St Leonard
Berwick St Leonard
 Berwick St Leonard shown within Wiltshire
Population 45 (in 2001) [1]
OS grid reference ST9236833252
Civil parish Berwick St Leonard
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Salisbury
Postcode district SP3
Dialling code 01747
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament South West Wiltshire
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire

Coordinates: 51°05′53″N 2°06′32″W / 51.098°N 2.109°W / 51.098; -2.109

Berwick St Leonard is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. The 2001 census recorded a parish population of 45.[2]

History[edit]

St Leonard's Church was built in the 12th century. It has been designated as a Grade II* listed building[3] and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[4] The manor was held by Shaftesbury Abbey's manor of Tisbury.[5] The church was built of flint and limestone, in the 12th century. By the 19th century the fabric of the building was decaying and, in 1859 a major restoration was undertaken. The font and a sculptured relief of the Lamb of God over the south doorway date from the Norman era.[4] The church was closed in 1966[6] and declared redundant in 1973[3] and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Berwick St. Leonard Census Information". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Area selected: Salisbury (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Church of St. Leonard". Images of England. English Heritage. 
  4. ^ a b "St Leonard, Berwick". Churches Conservation Trust. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Parishes: Berwick St Leonard". A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 13: South-west Wiltshire: Chalke and Dunworth hundreds. British History Online. 1987. pp. 100–105. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Fonthill Bishop". Nadder Valley Focus. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 

External links[edit]

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