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S. JAMES'S CHURCH AND THE HOUSE BUILT ON THE CASTLE MOUND AT DEVIZES

S. JAMES'S CHURCH AND THE HOUSE BUILT ON THE CASTLE MOUND AT DEVIZES

S. James's church (top) stands at the east end of the town where the Upavon road passes by this large pond. The tower is Perpendicular in style and is ornamented with pinnacles. The stonework is said to show traces of hits by the cannon balls of Sir William Waller's artillery when Devizes was besieged by the Parliament in 1643. The lower photograph was taken on the site once covered by Devizes Castle, which surrendered to Cromwell in 1645, and was "dismantled" in a way which has deprived the country of many of such fine buildings.

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