St Mary Magdalene Churchyard

1 Widley Walk
Widley, City of Winchester, Hampshire, PO7 5SB England
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A church at this site was first mentioned in 1154 AD. The original mediaeval church was extended in 1709, 1813 and 1824 but the building suffered a partial collapse in 1847. A new church was built from the rubble and opened in 1850. However, the original village of Widley was relocated in the 1860s to make way for Fort Widley, and the congregation of the St Mary Magdalene church declined until the church was closed in about 1907. After extensive vandalism, the building was demolished in 1953 and the churchyard cleared. Only a few headstones remain. A burial register covering 1813 to 1946 is held by the Hamphire Archives.

GPS Coordinates: 50.86237, -1.06426

  • Added: 25 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2633254