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St Mary, Stoke Abbott, Dorset

(50°48′8″N, 2°46′36″W)
Stoke Abbott
ST 4536 0059
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Dorset
now Dorset
medieval Salisbury
now Salisbury
medieval St Mary
now St Mary
  • Howard Austin Jones
23 July 2013

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Feature Sets

Only parts of the chancel to the 12thc church survive, together with the font. The present building consists of a chancel extended in the 13thc, a 13thc nave, a N aisle and S porch of 1877, and a 15thc W tower.


Noted as ‘Stoche’ in the Domesday Book. The settlement's lord was the bishop of Salisbury in 1066 and 1086, and it was valued at £8. By the 14thc the church's patronage lay with Sherborne Abbey. It was valued at £11, 13s, 4d in 1291/2.





J Newman and N Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Dorset, Harmondsworth 1972, 399-400.

Royal Commission on Historical Monuments: Historical Monuments in the County of Dorset, Vol. I: West, London 1952, 224-225.