Home Churches Ride + Stride Grants Friends News Cards Music Events About Us

St. Thomas Becket Compton Valence  

This is a very important country church, occupying an attractive site behind a mellow stone wall. Between 1839 and 1840 Benjamin Ferry, the distinguished Victorian architect, made a very genuine attempt to re-create a medieval church, complete with an apsidal chancel.  This was before Pugin and Scott, who are more usually associated with the style.  The embattled tower is 15c and has been most skillfully grafted into the 'new' structure to form a pleasing building.Benjamin Ferry was responsible for at least ten other churches* in Dorset, including alterations to Christchurch Priory, and a number of private houses and public buildings.(*The others are: Holy Trinity Dorchester: All Saints Dorchester: Little Bredy: Melplash: Osmington: Plush: Tarrant Hinton: Tincleton: Winterborne Whitechurch)   The Trust gratefully acknowledges images and text by Robin Adeney ©



This Church has no grants

Churches Nearby

Ref Title Town Postcode Distance
St. Thomas BecketCompton ValenceDT2 9ER0
St. PeterLong BredyDT2 9HU2
St. MaryWinterborne AbbasDT2 9LW2
Saint MaryFramptonDT2 9ND2
St FrancisFrome VauchurchDT2 0DY2
St. Michael & All AngelsLittlebredyDT2 9HG3
St BasilToller FratrumDT2 0EW3
St MaryMaiden NewtonDT2 0AA3
St. MaryLitton CheneyDT2 9AQ3
St. Michael and All AngelsWinterborne SteepletonDT2 9LG3
Holy TrinityChilfrome,DT2 0HA3
St. Andrew & St. PeterToller PorcorumDT2 0DT4
ChurchStrattonDT2 9RU4
St Peter and St PaulCattistock,DT2 0JG4
St. Michael and All AngelsAskerswellDT2 9EJ4
The Hidden Chapel - St. LukesWeymouthdt3 4jz4
St. MaryBradford PeverellDT2 9SB4
ChurchChilcombeDT6 4PN4
St. MartinWinterborne St Martin (Martinstown)DT2 9JR4
St. NicholasSydling St. NicholasDT2 9PA4
Old Link