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Wiltshire Churches Photographic Memories

Wiltshire Churches Photographic Memories

The photo 'Bradford-on-Avon, St Laurence's Saxon Chapel 1900' appears in this book.

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Perhaps the chapel was built to house the relics of St Edward the Martyr, which were moved there from Shaftesbury. St Aldhelm built an ecclesiola at Bradford, and a monastery is recorded in a deed of 705 when he was Abbot. Irvine believed the building to be late, rather than early, Saxon, as is suggested by the decoration. The controversy continues on the date of the construction. The outside walls have three horizontal tiers and gables in the nave and chancel.

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