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“exceptional chancel mosaics”

Church of St. Mary and St. Nicholas
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Wilton
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australia
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115 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“exceptional chancel mosaics”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

Great little church, and the curate put the lights on for me to see the absolutely fantastic mosaics.

Visited February 2014
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“Amazing Church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

Astonishing Victorian Italianate church on a grand scale. Has to be seen to be believed. Amazing details, vast building with the finest carving and furnishings.

Visited January 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

We came upon this church by chance.The interior reminded us more of a Greek Orthodox church with its wonderful mosaics and painted interior and ceilings. Not something you' d usually see in a church in England.

Visited June 2013
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Calgary
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“Simply, Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2011

We stayed outside of Salisbury for 10 days during the summer of 2011 and drove by this church many times. The church is right on the A30 in Wilton which is just a few minutes drive west of Salisbury. Finally I decided that I had to stop and have a look at this unusual building. The church is very unusual in that it looks nothing like any other church you would find in England.

We stopped by on a Sunday afternoon and the place was deserted, which certainly added to the experience. Inside there was a collection box and a guide book available for a small donation. As we wandered through the church we quickly realized that this was no normal church. The designer apparently adored Italian architecture and thus he designed his church to look like something you might find in Tuscany. There is a large mosaic of Christ above the chancel which immediately catches you eye. There is a button near the door which illuminates the mosaic for a few minutes. Throughout the church there are surprising treasures, such as marble columns taken from a pre-Christian temple in Italy, 13th to 16th century stained glass taken from churches in France and the "Capocci Shrine" which originally stood in Rome. Outside the architecture continues to amaze. The columns of the cloister are incredible as each one is different from the rest. Around back there is a pleasant churchyard with many weathered head stones.

I highly recommend visiting this Church if you happen to be in the Salisbury area. You won't be disappointed - and you won't see anything like this at Salisbury Cathedral.

Visited July 2011
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