The church at Up Cerne is wonderfully set in a bowl of the downs in the parkland of the neighbouring Up Cerne Manor House.
The building, constructed of flint and stone bands, is essentially Victorian except fo the mainly 16th century chancel and was probably rebuilt around the time that the manor house was altered and restored. There is a good Jacobean pulpit and the square Purbeck font is 12c. The barrel roof with corbels sculpted into heads gives a very pleasing effect. There is a memorial window by F C Eden produced in 1915.
The Church is not part of the Cerne Abbas Benefice but privately owned with restricted access.
The Trust gratefully acknowledges input to text by Robin Adeney and drone photography by Richard Noble © 2918
|Church||Up Cerne||DT2 7AW||0|
|St. Mary the Virgin||Cerne Abbas||DT2 7JQ||1|
|St. Andrew||Minterne Magna||DT2 7AZ||2|
|St Nicholas||Hillfield||DT2 7BA||2|
|The Holy Rood||Buckland Newton||DT2 7BX||2|
|St. Mary||Hermitage||DT2 7BB||3|
|St. Mary||Batcombe||DT2 7BG||3|
|All Saints (Redundant)||Nether Cerne||DT2 7AJ||3|
|St. Pancras||Alton Pancras||DT2 7RW||3|
|St. Quintin||Frome Saint Quintin||DT2 0HF||3|
|St. Nicholas||Sydling St. Nicholas||DT2 9PA||3|
|St. Mary the Virgin||Glanvilles Wootton||DT9 5QE||4|
|St Andrew||Leigh||DT9 6HL||4|
|Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary||Holnest||DT9 5PU||4|
|St Mary the Virgin||Melbury Bubb||DT2 0NQ||4|
|All Saints||Piddletrenthide||DT2 7QR||4|
|St Peter and St Paul||Cattistock||DT2 0JG||4|
|St. Peter||Chetnole||DT9 6NZ||4|
|St. Edwold||Stockwood||DT2 0NG||5|
|Holy Trinity||Chilfrome||DT2 0HA||5|