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St. Mary Magdalene, Thornford, Dorset


The parish church of St. Mary Magdalen is an edifice in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, north aisle, south porch, and an embattled western tower containing 5 bells, 2 of which were added in memory of the Rev. W. Roxby B.A. rector 1877-1906: there are memorial windows to the Rev. C. R. Dampier and the Rev. R. H. Wingfield-Digby, both former rectors, and to Mrs. Place: the reredos and pulpit are of stone, the former consisting of five panels, filled with Dr. Salviati's mosaics, and the latter of eight panels of inlaid marble: the church has been restored at a cost of about £1,000, and affords 220 sittings: at the entrance to the churchyard stands a stone and oak lych-gate, flanked by yew trees.

St. Mary Magdalen, Thornford
St. Mary Magdalen, Thornford
St. Mary Magdalen, Thornford
St. Mary Magdalen, Thornford

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1677. 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 Magdalene

Denomination:Church of England