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Shelswell, St Ebba


OS Map Ref SP 610309








The church of St Ebba was ruinous by the early 18th century and according to the Victoria County History, was pulled

down in 1796, although Pevsner states it was demolished in 1810, without giving his information source.


As far as I can tell, the church stood somewhere in the middle distance (above),where the humps & bumps of the lost

village of Shelswell are clearly visible. Please note that the site of church is on private land,

although this photograph was taken from a public footpath that passes close by.


The only physical remnants of St Ebba are two recumbent  figures outside of the nearby Newton Purcell church.