St George's Church
A History - taken from the
'A Church Near You' website
The most important feature of Fovant Parish Church is not its architecture, interesting though that is, but simply that it stands here as witness to over a thousand years of Christian worship and prayer in this place.
We don't know when Christianity first came to this valley but we do know that the Fovant area has been inhabited from prehistoric times (2000 BC) and the flint implements from the early Neolithic people can still be found in the fields. The present village in the valley probably dates from the settlement by pagan Saxons after the battle of Old Sarum in 552 AD. Read More...