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Edington, Wiltshire

[imgr=edch1]Edington Priory Church[/img]Although it's built of hard stone and looks austere on a cloudy day, Edington Church looks very attractive in the bright sunlight.

[imgl=edch2]West face, Edington Church[/img]This is the west end of Edington Church - the oldest church for many miles around, on a sunny august day.

[imgr=edch3]Edington priory and monastery[/img]Hidden in the trees behind Edington church are the monastery and priory. Dating back many centuries, they're now in private hands and hidden amongst the trees with "do not enter without appointment" threats on the gates; rather a shame as they're certainly of historic significance ...

[imgl=edch4]Ralphs seat, Edington[/img]Beyond the churchyard at Edington is the Church's picnic area, and a path leading up a small hill to Ralph's seat. There are views up to Salisbury Plain - this area we're looking at here is shown as "The City" on the maps.

[imgr=edch5]Edington, Sheep[/img]And all around this northern flank of Salisbury Plain you'll find sheep grazing!

[imgl=edprior1]Edington Priory Church[/img]Situated between Westbury and Erlestoke, just of fthe northern flank of Salisburyplain, is the village of Edington. Although it's small now, it has a long history.

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A couple of years back - when the RSS (Regional Spatial Strategy) was being drafted, I wrote a spoof article on a proposed "Bratton and Edington New Town" or BENT. See (here) for that article, and what I was suggesting could happen.

[imgr=edprior2]Edington church - at the Church wall[/img]The Battle of Edington was fought in 878AD, and Edington Priory and Monastery date from just a couple of hundred years later.

[imgl=edprior3]A Kissing gate into the churchyard[/img] From Melksham, you can reach Edington via the A350 Southbound, then the minor road through Steeple Ashton. Beyond Edington, see the Westbury White Horse
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