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One of England's historic parish churches

Not to be missed if you are visiting the estate, the exterior is quite sombre, but the inside is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ian C
London, United Kingdom
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Historic church

Located inside the Lydiard estate or in Lydiard Park is this wonderful church from saxon times... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Ashford, United Kingdom
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| Lydiard Park, Swindon SN5 3PA, England
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

On open days when the guides are present this makes for one of the most amazing and mind boggling historical places to visit. The architecture and the differing decoration and historic monuments all inside the church are worth the visit!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not to be missed if you are visiting the estate, the exterior is quite sombre, but the inside is fascinating - full of monuments to the St John family from the House with fascinating wall paintings which are about to be conserved in a major...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 16 September 2018

If visiting Lydiard Park, do pop into St Mary’s Church if it is open. A fine small Church which is so important that it has been assisted by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Hidden behind other pictures by the altar is The St John Polyptych which...More

Thank MBKOKent
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Located inside the Lydiard estate or in Lydiard Park is this wonderful church from saxon times. Beautiful decoration inside. Fantastic church to see. Entrance fee to get into Lydiard Park.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Wonderful old church well worth a visit. Lots of historical facts about the local family who once owned it plus the tapestry is outstanding

Thank Gerry G
Reviewed 9 June 2018

This little church in the Lydiard estate is a historical gem. The church contains some medieval wall paintings and fantastically interesting tombs with massive statues. An amazing place with real historical interest.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 25 March 2018

The Church has so much to give on so many levels. The gate welcomes you in. The Flower Festival is always worth a visit and just feeling the history in the place is worthwhile.

Thank Julia H
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The Heritage Lottery Fund bid to do conservation in the church has been successful and the actual project is its initial stages, but it has been discovered that the tudor barrel roof bosses were at some point in their history were gilded.

Thank Mathew K
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Yes go and see the family tree, look out on the website for Lydiard House and see when the family tree covered to protect it but opened about 4 times per year. Speak with a volunteer about the history behind the church that is inside...More

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 3 July 2017

If you love history, this little church is amazing. There are so many interesting things to see and it is totally unspoiled. The vicar, who just happened to be in the church when we visited, has time for everyone. There are medieval wall paintings to...More

Thank Vermy100
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Very old church 1633, beautiful interior I can spend hours inside. Great location inside of lydiard park, sure the is a place u must to see.

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Response from Mathew K | Reviewed this property |
I know it's late, but St Mary's is a vibrant church with services every week. We have many services over the Christmas period, which are generally very subscribed, in fact you have to arrive at least 30 minutes before... More