St Leonard's Church - Added to Places of Worship in South West

I have just added this to the map of places to fly your drone at Drone Scene:

Land owner permission not required.

Parking: 51.173737, -2.133996
TOAL: 51.172786, -2.132074

I parked down the lane at the fork and walked about 2 minutes up the lane to the abandoned church.

The first record of a church in Sutton Veny (or Great Sutton) occurs in 1240 which was dedicated to St Leonard, and this served the parish until the end of the 19th century.

In 1863 the average congregation was said to be 250. Despite a major restoration in 1831, the low lying damp ground caused the foundations to be extremely unstable, and it was decided in 1866 that St Leonard's Church should be abandoned for a new church built on higher ground 700 yards further to the north west (the present day St Johns the Evangelist).

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 19/02/2023. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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