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Church of St Mary and All Saints
Eastern end of St Mary and All Saints, Droxford - - 1124601.jpg
Viewed from the east
50°57′36.4″N 1°8′9.7″W / 50.960111°N 1.136028°W / 50.960111; -1.136028
OS grid reference SU 608 182
Location Droxford, Hampshire
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Church of England
Heritage designation Grade I
Designated 6 March 1967
Diocese Diocese of Portsmouth

The Church of St Mary and All Saints is an Anglican church in the village of Droxford, in Hampshire, England. It is in the Diocese of Portsmouth, and is one of the churches of the Meon Bridge Benefice. The building is Grade I listed; the earliest parts of the church date from the Norman period.

History and description

The nave and chancel are 12th-century. The north aisle and chapel were added in the late 12th century; the south aisle and chapel were added in the 13th century.

Interior of St Mary and All Saints' church, Droxford - - 592463
The nave, looking towards the chancel

The Norman chancel arch has two orders on the nave side, the inner having a zigzag pattern; on the chancel side there is one plain order. The north and south doors in the nave, moved from their original positions, have Norman arches with zigzag and other decoration. The nave, of which the north and south sides were originally the walls of the church, has three bays, the arcades having pointed arches.

15th century and later

The aisles were rebuilt in the 15th or early 16th century. The tower was built, perhaps replacing an earlier tower, in 1599. The wooden altar rail, with balustrades of turned shafts, is of the 17th century.

In the 18th century there was renovation of the roofs of the nave and chancel, and ceilings were added. There was restoration of the church in 1903.

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