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St Christopher, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset

St Christopher's Church, 1 Fields Barn, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorchester (50°39′30″N, 2°16′37″W)
Winfrith Newburgh
SY 805 844
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Dorset
now Dorset
medieval Salisbury
now Salisbury
  • Howard Austin Jones
03 June 2013

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Only the chancel arch, the possibly reset S door and reused fragments of the N door survive from the 12thc church. The chancel is 13thc, with a 15thc nave, a N aisle of c.1854, a 17thc S porch and a 15thc W tower, all extensively rebuilt.


Noted as in the Domesday Book: ‘Bolle the priest has the church of ‘Winfrode’…(he also held the churches at Puddletown, Chaldon and Fleet.)

Glynn visited the church in 1842, before the extensive restoration was carried out, and detailed the appearance of the N door (then covered by a porch) and the chancel arch, which would appear today to match what he then saw.


Exterior Features


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches

Sir Stephen Glynne, Notes on some Dorset Churches. In Fletcher, JMJ: Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club Vol. 45 (1923-4), p.70.

Royal Commission on Historical Monuments: Historical Monuments in the County of Dorset, Vol. 2: South-East (Part 2) (1970) pp.376-378.

J Newman and N Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Dorset, London 1972, 474-475.