Alton Barnes: St Mary the Virgin, Alton Barnes

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The parish was mentioned in the Domesday Book and its name derives from the Saxon "village by the stream". The parish contains a long barrow at Adam's Grave, a section of the Wansdyke and a famous white horse, cut in 1812.

The tiny church is Saxon and was much rebuilt in the 18th century. There is a fine 16th century tie-beamed and windbraced roof, a Georgian gallery and some interesting monuments. There are several stained glass panels, including work of Laurence Whistler.

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The Revd Deborah Frances LARKEY - Incumbent
The Vicarage, Church Road
(01672) 851746
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Carol Service and Midnight Service
Carol Service Sunday 18th December at 6.00 pm Midnight Communion Saturday 24th December at 11.30 pm
Every Sunday at for 1 hour
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Incumbent: The Revd Deborah Frances LARKEY
Team Vicar: The Revd Mark James WINDSOR
Team Vicar: The Revd Jennifer Clare TOTNEY
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 9719
Archdeaconry: WILTS (344)
Deanery: PEWSEY (34405)
Benefice: Vale of Pewsey (34/353DP)
Parish Legal Name: Alton Barnes with Alton Priors (340573 )
CofE Church Info: (634573 34/573)
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The current editor is: Sheena Marsh

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This page was last updated on Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Alton Barnes: St Mary the Virgin , Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, SN8 4LE

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