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St. Nicholas, Silton, Dorset


The parish church of St. Nicholas is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style, and consists of chancel, nave, south porch, south aisle, and an embattled western tower with pinnacles containing 4 bells: there is a fine monument to Sir Hugh Wyndham Kt. a justice of the Common Pleas in the reign of Charles II. d. 27 July, 1684, and his three wives, and eight stained windows, two of which are memorials to former rectors: in 1870 the church was thoroughly restored, principally at the expense of the Rev. W. J. E. Percy B.A. then rector, and in 1907 a sum of nearly £200 was expended on the foundations and in underpinning; on the north side of the chancel is a chantry chapel, now used as the vestry, which contains a fan traceried roof and is lighted by a four-light perpendicular stained window: there are 150 sittings.

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1653. 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. Nicholas

Denomination:Church of England