The Church of the Holy Cross is the Grade I listed Anglican parish church in the village of Sherston, Wiltshire, England. It has Norman origins and contains many interesting religious items, including remains of Norman wall decoration, and a crucifix donated to the church by Italian soldiers during World War II.
History, architecture and fittings
The Domesday Book of 1086 recorded a church at Sherston and the present church is probably on the same site, in the centre of the village beyond the north end of the High Street. It has a chancel, a nave with aisles, a crossing tower, north transept and south porch. Nikolaus Pevsner writes: "An impressive church with a crossing tower, almost too high for the rest."
The oldest part of the building is the 12th-century north arcade. The crossing and north transept (with a group of three lancet windows) are early 13th-century, and on the outside of the north transept a number of 12th-century corbels were reused. There is also a standi