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Seagry is a civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south east of Malmesbury and 5.5 miles (8.9 km) north east of Chippenham. Its main settlements are the village of Upper Seagry (first documented in 1317 as ‘Over Seagry’) and the hamlet of Lower Seagry (first documented in 1218 as ‘Nether Seagry’). The toponym is thought to derive from the Old English for “sedge stream” possibly referring to the River Avon which flows through the area.

There is evidence that the area was settled in the Upper Paleolithic period, and also of Saxon occupation. The Domesday Book of 1086 records two manors, that of Durand of Gloucester Segrete, and that of Dru Fitz Ponz, Segrie.

Segrete became part of the estates of the Earl of Hereford, and later passed into the ownership of Bradenstoke Abbey until the Dissolution of the Monasteries.3 A grange farm at Lower Seagry was associated with the Abbey.

The Church of England parish church of St Mary the Virgin was founded in 1172 by Walter de Clifford, who was a descendant of the Fitz Ponz family. Clifford is buried in the church, as is Isabell Mompesson.


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  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 1 year ago

    Shepherd’s cottage, abandoned and fallen down at Seagry, Willtshire, UK

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 1 year ago

    Mattie, how great thou art, this is so good and Beautiful, all love and light always

  • Thank you so much Norma Jean – your lovely comment is really appreciated – love and light, Mattie xx

    – Photography by Mathilde

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Excellent use of light! Impressve way to show this beautiful landscape
    However..when we ever have a photoshoot in your area..I rather go to a Hotel dear Mathilde, your abode here looks a little windy and open :-)xx

  • Many thanks my friend for your great comment unfortunately it is either this, the second holiday home, or the garden shed which will be a little crowded as we haven’t let the garden gnomes out yet after their winter hibernation xx :)

    – Photography by Mathilde

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    The sadness of being abandoned!!!!! An excellent capture!!! Bill

  • Thank you very much Bill – your super comment is really appreciated – Mattie

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  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    sad isn’t it Mattie xx

  • It is a shame I agree – sorry this “thank you” is so late, Lynn xx

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  • swaby
    swabyover 1 year ago

    Lovely capture. So beautiful!

  • Thank you so much Tina !

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  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 1 year ago

    Beautiful landscape sene with the excellent historical write-up!!!!

  • Rick, your super comment is much appreciated – thank you

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  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 1 year ago

    You can do it if you B&Q it Mattie!
    A wee D.I.Y. project for anyone with imagination!
    Oh & a wad of notes! :o) xx

  • i’m late, I’m late for a very important reply……..thanks my friend would love to be able to finance a new home from this fallen down cottage – the view, on a clear day, is absolutely stupendous ;-o) xx

    – Photography by Mathilde

  • Janone
    Janoneover 1 year ago

    Nice shot of this Ruin, Mathilde.

  • Thanks Jan – such a shame this this has fallen into a complete ruin – the view is wonderful on a clear day !

    – Photography by Mathilde

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajover 1 year ago

    Lovely capture. So beautiful!

  • Anna – apologies for this very belated response – thank you so much for your lovely compliment – Mattie x

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