Ansty, Wiltshire

Ansty, Wiltshire

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Ansty is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about east of Shaftesbury and just north of the A30 road between Shaftesbury and Salisbury.


In the southern part of the parish is White Sheet Hill, on which there are Bronze Age barrows including a long barrow.Crowley et al., 1987, pages 93-100

In the eastern part of the parish there is bowl barrow. The barrow may be older than the pagan Saxon burial from the 7th century AD that has been found in it. Grave goods excavated from the burial include a diadem, palm cups, enamelled ironwork and an incense burner.

Parish church

The Church of England parish church of Saint James dates from before 1210. The south wall of the nave may be a survival from that original building, and the font too is Norman. The chancel may have been rebuilt and lengthened in the 14th century. The transepts are Gothic Revival additions. In 1842 the porch was demolished and the north transept and western bell-turret were added. In 1878...
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