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St Leonards Old Church, Sutton Veny
St Leonard’s Church is a partial ruin located in the village of Sutton Veny, near Warminster in south-west Wiltshire. The Grade II listed building dates to the 12th century, although it underwent revisions in the 13th and 16th centuries. The chancel, previously used as a mortuary chapel, is the only intact remaining part of the building, with the nave, transepts and crossing now partially ruinous following the abandonment of the church in the 1860s. The remaining walls and arches survive to a good height in many areas, with many interesting architectural details still visible.
The photogrammetric technique used at St Leonard’s Church involved the taking of over 900 photographs during the course of a day from a variety of viewpoints. Computer software was then utilised in order to combine these images into a fully animated three-dimensional model from which scaled, orthographic plans and elevations can be generated.
The church is currently in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.