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A brief history of Nocton Church
Much of the information given here is taken from: "All Saints Nocton: History and Guide" by Charles Kightly (Diocesan Tourism Consultant). Copies of Mr Kightly's booklet are available in the church.
The earliest record of a church in Nocton is in the Domesday Book of 1086. There is now no trace of this Saxon church, thought to have stood immediately south-west of Nocton Hall. In the mid-12th century Robert D'Arcy founded Nocton Park Priory, which stood about a mile east of the village. Its location can still be picked out in the shape of the ground. The Priory was a victim of Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536.