Teffont Magna is strikingly pretty even for this part of the country. A beautifully clear chalk stream runs right past St Edward's church. Inside the building are two fragments of Anglo-Saxon knotwork built into the wall.
|This one is the smaller. Perhaps the long thread on the left suggests this is an edge.|
Update: the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society journal in the 1930s records that the stone illustrated at the top "was found while making the garden of Mrs. Heynes's house which adjoins the church." Not to mention that the slanting (as opposed to vertical) arrangement of the knots "is the only example of England of an interlace of this type." I wonder if that can be true. Mrs Heynes was very community spirited and "consented to give this stone to the Church for preservation."