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St Mary's Church added to Places of Worship in South West by clinkadink on 20/12/2022

Parking: 51.583327, -1.863287
TOAL: 51.583380, -1.860633

A stunning 12th century church just outside Purton, near Swindon. It was restored in 1872, which was when they found a skeleton buried inside the north wall of the church.

St Mary's Church is in the village of Purton in north Wiltshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the Diocese of Bristol. It is one of only three churches in England to have both a western tower and a central spire. It has been designated a Grade I listed building by English Heritage.

The surviving parish registers date from 1558 for marriages and burials, 1564 for baptisms; there are gaps between 1641 and 1647 which coincide more or less with the disruptions of the English Civil War.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mary%27s_Church,_Purton

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Co-ordinates: 51.58335, -1.861669 • what3words: ///remaking.broads.venues

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 20/12/2022. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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