Stoke Abbott: St Mary

Stoke Abbott: St Mary
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Stoke Abbott

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade I Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is in the following Conservation Area: Stoke Abbott

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

Approximate Date

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Exterior Image

Exterior Photograph of 634029 Stoke Abbott St Mary
Exterior Photograph of 634029 Stoke Abbott St Mary
Photograph Taken on 5 August 2016
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Becky Williamson
Becky Williamson

Summary Description

Stoke Abbott sits in the heart of west Dorset’s hill country, in a bowl with Lewesdon Hill, the county’s highest point, to the west and Waddon Hill, site of a Roman fort, and Gerard’s Hill to the north and north east. St Mary’s Church dates from the 12th century. While there has probably been a church on the same site since Saxon times, nothing Saxon remains. The church as it appears today is the result of successive enlargement, rebuilding and adaptation over the centuries, most recently in the 1870s when the north aisle was added and new pews installed.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
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Church Website

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Sources and Further Information

Church of England (2021) A Church Near You [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
Becky Williamson (2016) Exterior Photograph of 634029 Stoke Abbott St Mary [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior Photograph of 634029 Stoke Abbott St Mary
Roger Cornfoot (2020) Interior Photograph of 634029 [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Interior Photograph of 634029
Historic England (2021) Heritage List [Bibliography/Index]
Listing Entry
Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 5 Bells [Archive/Index]
5 Bells