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The Abbey Church of St Mary and St Melor

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Lovely church, interesting grounds

This is a lovely old church, which I never went inside. The architecture is fairly bold but didn't... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
EvilSpud
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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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Nice architectural features

Whilst staying in Amesbury for the night, I took a stroll down to the Abbey Church. The grounds are... read more

Reviewed February 24, 2018
twarney
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Hickory, NC
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Jul 15, 2018
“Lovely church, interesting grounds”
Feb 24, 2018
“Nice architectural features”
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Founded as a Benedictine abbey by Dowager Queen Elfreda in 979 AD, a Saxon church was later added to the site: little of this structure remains except a Saxon font which is still in the church. The Abbey of Amesbury, by all accounts, appears to have...more
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Church Street, Amesbury SP4 7EU, England
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely old church, which I never went inside. The architecture is fairly bold but didn't have much interest to me. But it's more the grounds that took my interest. There is a good selection of old graves to wander through. Wonderful masonry...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

Whilst staying in Amesbury for the night, I took a stroll down to the Abbey Church. The grounds are well kept and you can see the age of the building in the different sections and corners. Most seemed to be 12th century, but the most...More

3  Thank twarney
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Visited for the 10AM Sunday Eucharist. Wonderful service and very welcoming parish. Certainly worth a visit even if you're not there for a worship service.

2  Thank KraemerInDallas
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic looking Abbey in church Street in Amesbury that dates back to 979 A.D. however nothing remains of the abbey from this era. It is known that the Abbey was re-founded in 1177 by Henry II to house French nuns. In 1291 Eleanor, Henry III's...More

3  Thank rayrest
Reviewed August 13, 2017

The church from the outside is very attractive and dates from Norman times and has been added on throughout the years. It is quite small inside and worth a visit but not much to see and would only warrant a short visit.

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

This church is open weekdays 10am-4pm and is worthy of a decent length visit. The tower is flat topped and a walk around the outside will show the amount of extra work that it has undergone through the centuries. It grew for a single hall...More

1  Thank sabatinitennis
Reviewed June 3, 2017

Abbey church is a lovely old church. In an area that is full of history it is lovely to see. You can spend around half an hour exploring the church and grounds.

Thank Keren B
Reviewed March 13, 2017

very old church..steeped in history...not creepy or eerie..lovely in side the church Queen Eleanor of England is buried there....very pretty super to find out about our heritage in this lovely town.

1  Thank wedmore2015
Reviewed January 6, 2017

We were able to see inside the church and grounds. Some are overgrown and other areas maintained, it is always sad to see the unkempt graves. I always make an effort to read the legible headstones it says alot about the times with the wording...More

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