St Mary's Church, Chitterne St Mary

Recent Photograph of St Mary's Church (Chitterne St Mary)

There used to be two medieval churches in Chitterne, at opposite ends of the village - All Saints, and St Mary's. The original All Saints Church has disappeared, but St Mary's survives in part - that part being the chancel. Not a great deal to see, but the south windows are rather pretty, depressed two-light Perpendicular windows in a square headed frame.

Leaving Chitterne we espied a large modern-looking village not on the map. When it was built there was a flurry of enquiries to local estate agents from people wanting to live there... It is in fact a replica East German village, built for training purposes for the British army who occupy large tracts of Salisbury Plain for military manoeuvres!

(Information provided by Phil Draper)

Image contributed by Phil Draper on 3rd April 2006.
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