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St Peters Church, Poulshot, Wiltshire. - This church can be traced back to Norman time when in 1238 it was valued at £10. The church consists of a chancel, nave and aisles, south porch, tower and vestry.In the chancel there is a brass plate dedicated to Samuel White and dated 1632, also a memorial to the Reverend Richard Sanderson and his wife who died at the end of the 18th century. There are three bells in the church, all cast at the Bristol foundry. The first bell dates from 1540 and is dedicated to St. John the Evangelist; the second and third date from 1606. It is said that a grave marked with memorial stone facing the East window holds Edington monks who served the church in the 15th Century, although this is not proven. A war memorial was built in 1953 to remember 10 men who died in the First World War and 2 who died in the Second World War. The tower was repaired in 1965 after being struck by lightning and the roof had major repairs in 1980.