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St. Mary, Litton Cheney, Dorset


The parish church of St. Mary is an ancient building of stone, in the Perpendicular style, and consists of chancel, nave, transepts, south porch and a lofty embattled western tower containing a clock and 6 bells: the font is formed of the inverted base of a Norman circular pier; the pulpit has traceried Perpendicular panels: there is a monument to George Dawbeny, of Gorwell, who died in 1612. brasses to Anna Henvill and Margaret Henvill, d. 1561; and to Ralph Henvill, of Leoke, gent. d. 9 Dec. 1644: the church was restored in 1878, and affords 220 sittings.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1624. 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).

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Litton Cheney, 1614-1812 is online.

St. Mary
Litton Cheney

Denomination:Church of England