Church of St James
|Location||Draycot Cerne, Sutton Benger, Wiltshire, England|
The ancient parish of Draycot Cerne, together with Seagry parish to its north, was added to Sutton Benger civil parish in 1934. In 1971 all land north of the newly built M4 motorway, including part of the former Draycot parish, was transferred to a recreated Seagry parish.
St James's Church was built around 1300. It is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
The Long family from Draycot Cerne
The following family members were active in English politics:
- Robert Long (c.1391-1447)
- John Long (c.1419-1478)
- Sir Thomas Long (c.1451-1508)
- Henry Long (c.1489-1556), High Sheriff of Wiltshire, Somerset and Dorset
- Sir Walter Long (c.1594-1637)
- Sir James Long, 2nd Baronet (c.1617-1692)
- Anne Long (c.1681-1711) was a well-known figure in London society.
- William Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley, 5th Earl of Mornington (1813-1863) was a British nobleman.
In 1863, Henry Wellesley, 1st Earl Cowley inherited the former Long family estate of Draycot Cerne from his cousin the 5th Earl of Mornington, and he lived there in retirement until his death on 15 July 1884.
- "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 14 pp75-82 - Parishes: Draycot Cerne". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
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