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Address: West Street, Wilton, Salisbury, England

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Well worth a visit. Very different architecture Italian looking and inside unusual decoration for an English church.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. Very different architecture Italian looking and inside unusual decoration for an English church.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A hidden gem, this 'Italianate church' is just adorable and worth the visit for the architecture, glass windows and other lovely details.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The small town of Wilton on the A30 just east of Salisbury is a pleasant but unremarkable little village. Until you turn a corner and suddenly this huge Italianate church appears out of nowhere. It dwarfs all the other buildings in town. Built in 1844 it is heavily influenced by Byzantine and Romanesque churches. A lot of its interior decoration... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Ornate heavily influenced by both Italian and Russian design Would not look out of place in Sienna !

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I stumbled across this church on TripAdvisor completely by accident when trying to find something for my Italian family to see when we visited Salisbury. It was such a peculiar find that we had to visit and it wasn't a disappointment. The church exterior is so Italian and even done details inside could have been straight from Italy. I wouldn't... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The exterior of this church is extremely unusual and does rather take your breathe away. The interior too needs to be seen in all its glory. If you are passing do take the time to step inside. There is a timed light switch in a corner by the entrance (left hand side) that when pressed turns on the lights above... More 

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Wessex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Amazing decorated apse, in memory of a former rector (Canon Olivier). The whole building of one period, built at the behest of a former Countess of Pembroke, all in the Italianate style.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The bell tower is an astonishing sight in a Wiltshire town. Wonderful mosaics and a very warm welcome from the church members.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I never thought I could say a church took my breath away, but this certainly did. The exterior is amazing, for a moment I forgot I was in England. I can understand why its called the 'Italianate' church. Beautiful and well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is an amazing find in Wilton....the exterior architecture is incredible, one could be in Sienna or Rome. The interior is not so stunning save for the altar area and the dome above the altar, the painting of which replicates what may be seen in Europe. A friendly welcome from a local guide and a sense of peace and history.

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