Ryme Intrinseca

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Ryme Intrinseca
Cottage at Ryme Intrinseca - geograph.org.uk - 405864.jpg
Cottages in Ryme Intrinseca
Ryme Intrinseca is located in Dorset
Ryme Intrinseca
Ryme Intrinseca
Ryme Intrinseca shown within Dorset
Population115 [1]
OS grid referenceST582108
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°53′45″N 2°35′47″W / 50.8959°N 2.5965°W / 50.8959; -2.5965Coordinates: 50°53′45″N 2°35′47″W / 50.8959°N 2.5965°W / 50.8959; -2.5965

Ryme Intrinseca ( /ˌrm ɪnˈtrɪnzɪkə/) is a village and civil parish in northwest Dorset, England, 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Yeovil and 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Yetminster. It is sited on a low ridge of cornbrash limestone on the edge of the Blackmore Vale.[2] The name means the inner, or home, part of the Ryme manor as opposed to the outer parts, once called Ryme Extrinseca. In the 2011 census the parish had a population of 115.[1]

The church at Ryme Intrinseca, which dates back to the 13th century, is dedicated to St. Hyppolyte and there are only two churches dedicated as such in England. Hyppolyte was born in 170 AD, and was a gaoler in charge of St. Lawrence - which example during his imprisonment so impressed Hyppolyte, that he became converted to the Christian faith. Hyppolyte became Bishop of Ostia, near Rome, but was anti-Papal and was martyred in the year 236 AD. The chancel and nave of St. Hyppolyte's church are basically from the 13th century, but architecturally the most interesting features lie in the unusual 17th century work which includes the east window and most of the windows in the nave, (including the little trefoil placed high to light the pulpit). Also from the early 17th century is the tower, with its intricate profile caused by the projecting stairway. There is an alms dish in the church which was lost in 1873 and found its way back to Dorset from Bideford in Devon in 1938.

Ryme once constituted a separate liberty, containing only the parish itself.

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  1. ^ a b "Area: Ryme Intrinseca (Parish), Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
  2. ^ Ralph Wightman (1983). Portrait of Dorset (4 ed.). p. 145. ISBN 0 7090 0844 9.

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