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St Mary, Whaddon, Wiltshire

(51°21′8″N, 2°10′20″W)
ST 881 615
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Wiltshire
now Wiltshire
medieval Old Sarum
now Salisbury
medieval St Mary
now St Mary
  • Allan Brodie
18 Aug 1995

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Feature Sets

The church consists of a nave, a chancel and a bell-turret. The S door of the nave is an elaborate mixture of 12th-century and probably 19th-century carving. The N door incorporates some elements from the 12th century though their arrangement is later.


In 1066 and 1086, Whaddon was held by Ælfric of Melksham. There was land for 2 ploughs, a mill, meadow and pasture, all worth 20s. No church is mentioned.


Exterior Features



In 1770s the Long Chapel was added. The chancel and the bellcote were rebuilt in 1879.


F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications or England’s Patron Saints, London 1899, III, 304.

J. Buckler, Unpublished album of drawings. Devizes Museum, Volume VIII, Plate 69.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Harmondsworth 1975, 2nd edition, 570-1.

Victoria County History of Wiltshire Volume VII, 171-4, esp. 173-4.