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Holy Rood Shillingstone

Long before you reach the church, there is a magnificent preaching cross at the side of the main road, which is well worth inspecting. 

The guide book suggests that a wooden church may have stood on this spot in Saxon times.  However the current building dates from Norman times, although it was pulled about by the Victorians in 1888 (F.W.Hunt).  The most attractive painted ceiling in the nave (1902-3) is by G.F.Bodley whose work can be found in several other churches in the county (see Woodlands).  The square Purbeck marble font is Norman and the pulpit is a good example of the 17c.  Altogether, a most attractive church.

 

 

 

 

The Trust gratefully acknowledges images and text by Robin Adeney ©

 

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