St Giles' Church, Imber

Built in the late 13th or early 14th century.

- St Giles' Church, Imber

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St Giles' Church, Imber, dates from the late 13th century and is a Grade I listed building.

Ordnance Survey map of Imber from 1902

Imber

Uninhabited village within the British Army's training area on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England.

Uninhabited village within the British Army's training area on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England.

Ordnance Survey map of Imber from 1902
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Unlike the rest of the parish, St Giles' church and its graveyard remained in the hands of the Diocese of Salisbury, although access was and is controlled by the Ministry of Defence.

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The font from St Giles, Imber, was relocated here following the evacuation of that village in 1943.

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The octagonal pulpit (brought from St Giles in the deserted village of Imber) and some of the pews are from the 17th century.

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Imber, England has been closed since 1943 when its residents were evicted by the British Army, who continue to use the village as a training ground for urban warfare. While most of the village's buildings have been demolished and replaced for training purposes, the village church (St Giles') was kept intact and the village is occasionally opened to the public during holidays.

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