St Leonard's Church
Sutton Veny shown within Wiltshire
|Population||734 (in 2011)|
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Sutton Veny|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
|UK Parliament||South West Wiltshire|
Sutton Veny is a village and civil parish situated in the Wylye Valley, about 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of the town of Warminster in Wiltshire, England. 'Sutton' means 'south farmstead' in relation to Norton Bavant, one mile (1.6 km) to the north. 'Veny' may be a French family name or may describe the village's fenny situation.
Sutton Veny and the small settlements around it are served by Sutton Veny CE Primary School. The school was built in 1872 by J.L. Pearson and catered for all ages until 1931, when older children were transferred to Warminster.
Sutton Veney is home to Heytesbury and Sutton Veny Cricket Club.
- Sir Francis Lacey (1859-1946), cricketer, first person to be knighted for services to any sport
- George Elder Davie (1912-2007), Scottish philosopher
- George Sassoon (1936-2006), scientist, electronic engineer, linguist, translator and author
St Leonard's Church was built in the 12th century. Subsidence caused this church to be abandoned and replaced in 1866-68 by a church dedicated to St John the Evangelist on higher ground 700 yards (640 m) to the northwest. Only the chancel of the old church remains in usable condition and was used for a time as a mortuary chapel. St Leonard's is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
St John's church was designed by J.J. Pearson and is Grade I listed. It has an Australian War Graves cemetery, where 127 men of the Australian Military Forces were buried during the First World War, most dying in local hospitals of disease or from wounds.
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- Media related to Sutton Veny at Wikimedia Commons
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