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St. Mary, Piddlehinton, Dorset


The parish church of St. Mary is an ancient building of flint and stone, in the Perpendicular style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, north porch and a southern embattled tower, with pinnacles and containing 5 bells: there are some brasses of the early part of the 15th century, one of which is palimpsest and one is to Thomas Brown, 27 years rector, with an inscription in Latin verse: the church was restored and enlarged in 1868 at a cost of £ 1,200, and has 300 sittings.

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1539. 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

Denomination:Church of England