This is a fairly typical Victorian estate church, built entirely at the expense of Sir Richard Glyn who lived nearby in Gaunts House. Stanbridge itself is a minute hamlet, but the church does have an attractive suite of alms houses in the same style next to it and a large C19 rectory on the opposite side of the road.
It is a small building constructed from banded stone and flint, with an entrance through the south porch, which supports an elegant spire. The style is lightly Norman and it was completed in 1860. Over the door is a piece of Norman sculpture, which might be of St. Kenelm, to whom the church is dedicated (one of only seven in the country), a boy saint who was murdered, aged only 7 years.
For many years the building acted as a chapel for the nearby Dumpton boys 'prep' school when it occupied Gaunts House before moving to Wimborne. The church is now redundant.
The Trust gratefully acknowledges images and text by Robin Adeney ©
|All Saints||Wyke Regis||DT4 9ES||0|
|The Holy Angels||Lilliput||BH14 8JX||0|
|St John||Heatherlands (Upper Parkstone)||BH14 0AA||0|
|St Aldhelm||Radipole||DT3 5EW||0|
|St Mark||Swanage Herston||BH19 2SA||0|
|United Church||Bridport||DT6 3LJ||0|
|St Mary||Winterborne Whitechurch,||DT11 0AN||0|
|St Mary (RC)||Poole||BH15 2EG||0|
|Evangelical||Blandford Forum||DT11 7HZ||0|
|Rossmore Gospel Church||Poole||BH12 2HG||0|
|St Peter ad vincula||Tollard Royal,||SP5 5PX||0|
|St James with St Paul||Poole||BH15 1JP||0|
|St Mary||Ferndown||BH22 9EU||0|
|High Street Methodist (The Spire)||Poole||BH15 1DF||0|
|St Andrew||Melcombe Horsey||DT2 7PZ||0|
|St Gabriel Chapel of Ease||Hamworthy||BH16 5BH||0|