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Christchurch East Stour

Christchurch

The church is squat with a square tower that imparts a solid and somewhat timeless appearance. In fact, it is an 1842 rebuild of an earlier church in the then fashionable Norman style. All that remains of the original building is the C12 font and a nice carving of a pelican, which has been incorporated into the lectern. Nevertheless this is quite an impressive building by George Alexander who was also responsible for the nearby St. John the Evangelist at Enmore Green 1843 (Shaftewsbury), St Mary at Motcombe 1846 and St Bartholomew at Sutton Waldron 1847.

Perhaps the most distinguished past resident of the village was the author Henry Fielding, who grew up here from 1710 and returned at the start of married life in 1734. His most famous work is 'Tom Jones.'

 

 

The Trust gratefully acknowledges images and text by Robin Adeney ©

 

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