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St Christopher, Ditteridge, Wiltshire

(51°25′27″N, 2°15′52″W)
ST 817 695
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Wiltshire
now Wiltshire
medieval Old Sarum
now Salisbury
  • Allan Brodie
  • Liz Humble
  • Allan Brodie
  • John Wand
18 Aug 1995

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The church has an early Norman nave, including a surviving, small window in the south wall and the south door. The chancel dates from the 13th century and the south porch from the 14th century. The building was restored in 1860 by EW Godwin. In addition to the south doorway, the font also probably dates from the early 12th century.


Domesday Survey records the land at Ditteridge (Digeric in Domesday) as held by William de Eu. Warner held Ditteridge of William. TRE it paid geld for 1 hide and 3 virgates of land. At the time of Domesday there was land for one plough, and 2 villans and 4 cotsets. There was half a mill rendering 5s, 7 acres of meadow, 15 acres of pasture, and 17 acres of scrubland. It was worth 30s. The abbot of Malmesbury leased i hide of this land to Aelfstan.


Exterior Features





Early Norman nave with an unusually early and high quality south doorway for a small parish church - likely to be early 12th century. Font also likely to date to the early 12th century.


J. Buckler, Unpublished album of drawings. Devizes Museum, vol VIII, plates 27, 68.

Historic England listing 1285201

N. Pevsner, Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Penguin 1985.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire (2nd edition) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books 1981 220

E.W. Godwin. 'An Account of Ditchridge Church, Wilts' Wilts Arch and Nat Hist 4 1858 146-148

Anon (undated) Saint Christopher's Church Ditteridge Private Press

Anon. 1945. Bristol Record Office EP/J/6/2/114

H. Lewis, The Church Rambler Vol I Bath: William Lewis 1876 209-223