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Church of St Mary Magdalene
Ditcheat Church
Yellow stone building with central square tower, Foreground is paths through green grass
Church of St Mary Magdalene is located in England
Church of St Mary Magdalene
Church of St Mary Magdalene
Location in England
51°07′30″N 2°32′10″W / 51.1250°N 2.5361°W / 51.1250; -2.5361
Location Wraxall Road
Ditcheat, Somerset
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Church of England
Status Parish church
Founded c. 12th century
Founder(s) Monks of Glastonbury Abbey
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade I listed
Designated 2 June 1961
Parish Benefice of Fosse Trinity
Diocese Bath and Wells

The Church of St Mary Magdalene in Ditcheat, Somerset, England, has 12th-century origins. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.

It was built by the Abbots of Glastonbury Abbey. The chancel dates from the 14th century and the celestory from the 15th.

The lower part of the tower was built around 1300 with the upper stages being added in the 15th century.

The interior includes a large wall painting of St Christopher which dates from the late medieval period. The shields of Robert Stillington, Abbot John Selwood and Dean Gunthorpe can be seen above the chancel.

The churchyard contains war graves of a soldier of World War I and a soldier and airman of World War II.

The Anglican parish is part of the Fosse Trinity benefice within the Wells archdeaconry.

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