Place:Alton Priors, Wiltshire, England

NameAlton Priors
Alt namesAlton-Priorssource: Family History Catalog
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates51.36°N 1.842°W
Located inWiltshire, England     ( - 1934)
See alsoOverton, Wiltshire, Englandparish (ancient) in which it was a chapelry
Elstub and Everleigh Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Pewsey Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1934 - 1974
Alton, Wiltshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was merged in 1934
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Alton Priors was a chapelry of Overton parish, located to the south of the main parish in an area slightly detached from it (see map in the Victoria County History--link below). Alton Priors became a separate civil parish in 1866. In 1934 the civil parishes of Alton Barnes, to its west, and Alton Priors were abolished and merged to form the new civil parish of Alton.

All Saints at Alton Priors was built in the 12th century and retains its original Norman chancel arch. The nave has two 14th-century ogee-headed windows and the west window is 15th-century. As at Alton Priors, the original chancel has been demolished and replaced with one built of brick. There is also a distinctive brass plaque to local landowner William Button (1526-1591), with complex artwork and inscription. All Saints is a redundant church in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust and is a Grade II* listed building. The Manor House at Alton Priors (c. 1830) is also Grade II listed.

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