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St. Swithin: feast day July 15th; 9th c Bishop of Winchester. All holy relics of this saint were destroyed by King Henry VIII in the 16th c.


Jane Austen in Bath: St Swithin’s Church, Walcot | Austenonly | Where Jane's parents were married on April 26, 1764.


St. Swithin's Day Weather Lore: If on St. Swithin's Day (July 15) ye do rain, for forty days it will remain. - A Farmers' Almanac Philosofact

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Walcot Street

This is a very elegant church and I’ve always loved seeing it on its hill, on the approach to Bath from the A4


Saint Swithin’s Day. According to old English belief, “St. Swithin’s Day, if thou dost rain, for 40 days it will remain; St. Swithin’s Day, if thou be fair, for 40 days, will rain nae mair.”