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St Nicholas, Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset

(50°47′31″N, 2°31′34″W)
Sydling St Nicholas
SY 630 993
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Dorset
now Dorset
medieval Salisbury
now Salisbury
  • Howard Austin Jones
19 July 2013

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The village of Sydling St Nicholas lies approximately seven miles NW of Dorchester, in West Dorset. The 12thc church no longer survives; the font is all that exists from that time. The present building consists of a chancel, rebuilt in the mid 18thc, a 15thc nave and N porch, a S aisle of c. 1500, and a 15thc W tower.


In 1086 the Abbey of Milton held 29 hides of land at Sydling (‘Sidelince’). Other land assessed at one hide was held by Amund from the Count of Mortain. There is no mention of a church.





J Newman and N Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Dorset, New Haven and London 2002, 413-14.

Royal Commission on Historical Monuments: Historical Monuments in the County of Dorset, Vol. I: West, 1952, 230-33.