Date(s) - 18/09/2021
10:15 am - 3:45 pm
All Saints Church, Hilton
TOUR OF CHURCHES IN NORTH DORSET
SATURDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2021, TO BE LED BY MICHAEL HODGES
10.15am All Saints, Hilton
Late Gothic; 15th century windows in north aisle from Milton Abbey; twelve panels with paintings of saints; fan vaulting in porch.
11.15am St John the Baptist, Bere Regis
Mainly 12th century; elaborate timber roof said to have been given by Cardinal Morton; large Norman font; 16th century Turberville monuments; restored by Street
12.00pm St Andrew, Winterborne Tomson
12th century; apsidal east end; plastered wagon roof; refashioned in early 18th century; Georgian fittings; well restored. (Churches Conservation Trust).
Lunch Break. Please organize your own pub or picnic.
2.30pm St Mary, Long Crichel
15th century tower; the west part of the nave 16th century; rest by P.C. Hardwick 1852; “a Georgian space in Perpendicular form” (Pevsner); interesting ceilings and apse; late medieval font; early brass; carving of Noah’s Ark; Long Crichel House (home of “The Crichel Boys”) next door.
3.15pm St Giles, Wimborne St Giles
1732; interior Gothicized by Bodley 1887; redecorated by Sir Ninian Comper after 1908; 17th century monuments.
Cost of tour £20 per head, payable on the day
Please register with Martin Knight