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St Mary, West Dean, Wiltshire

(51°2′46″N, 1°38′5″W)
West Dean
SU 257 275
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Wiltshire
now Wiltshire
medieval Old Sarum
now Salisbury
medieval St Mary
now St Mary
  • Allan Brodie
11 Aug 1995

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Feature Sets

Only part of the 14th-century church survived the Victorian building campaign. The new 19th-century church contains two items of Romanesque date; the bowl of the font and the capitals used to create the lectern.


At the time of Domesday Book, West Dean was held by Waleran the Huntsman and it paid tax for 2 hides, as before the Conquest when Godric held it. The value of the estate remained at 60s. No church is mentioned.






The new church was built in the 1860s to designs by Pownall and Young.


J. Buckler, Unpublished album of drawings.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

DCMS Listing Description.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Harmondsworth 1975, 2nd edition, 562.

RCHME Churches of South-East Wiltshire London HMSO 1987, 199.