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View of Avebury village and the tower of the Church of Saint James, from West Kennet Avenue.
The Domesday Book (1086), the survey of England commissioned by the first Norman king William the Conqueror, mentions Avebury (as “Averi-berie”) for the first time and lists the church, now called Saint James, which is thought to have been built in the 11th century before the Norman conquest. The nave and two windows from this period can still be seen in the church. The free-standing stone font of the church is also thought to be Saxon, although the carvings decorating it are Norman. The church also boasts a Norman doorway.

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