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St. Mary the Virgin, Frampton, Dorset


The parish church of St. Mary the virgin, built in the reign of Edward IV. is an edifice of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch, and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles and containing 6 bells: the tower was erected in 1695, by Robert Browne esq, who afterward, added the vestry and north aisle: there are several stained windows, including one in the north aisle, erected by Helen Lady Dufferin to the memory of her mother, and others to Lieut. R. B. Sheridan, 19th Lancers, d. 1901, and to the Hon. John Lothrop Motley LL.D, historian and diplomatist, who died at Kingston Russell, 29 May, 1877, and to Mary Elizabeth Motley: there are also monumental tablets to the Browne family and to Major-Gen. Sir Colquhoun Grant K.C.B. d. 1835: the church was restored and partly rebuilt and enlarged in 1820, and affords 400 sittings.

St. Mary the Virgin, Frampton
St. Mary the Virgin, Frampton
St. Mary the Virgin, Frampton
St. Mary the Virgin, Frampton

Church Records

The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1627. The original register books are now deposited with the Dorset Archives Service, but have been digitised by and made available on their site (subscription required).

St. Mary the Virgin

Denomination:Church of England