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Chilcombe church, Chilcombe, Dorset

(50°43′3″N, 2°40′16″W)
Chilcombe church, Chilcombe
SY 527 911
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Dorset
now Dorset
medieval Salisbury
now Salisbury
medieval not confirmed
  • Howard Austin Jones
16 July 2013

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The church consists of a nave and a chancel. The chancel and nave S wall are 12thc. The N and W walls of the nave were rebuilt in the 15thc.

Romanesque features include the font and some fragments inserted into the S doorway.


Listed as Ciltecome in the Domesday Survey. In 1086 it was held by Britcuin, the king's thegn, who also held the manor in TRE. Ciltecome paid geld for 3 hides.


Exterior Features





The S porch was added either in the 18thc or when restoration of the church was carried out early in the 20thc.


F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications or England’s Patron Saints, London 1899, III, 85.

J. Newman and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Dorset, London 2002, 153.

Royal Commission on Historical Monuments: Historical Monuments in the County of Dorset, Vol. I: West (1952), 96-97.

Victoria County History: Dorset. III (1968), 111.