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St John The Baptist Church

Southbrook, Bere Regis BH20 7HQ, England
+44 1929 471262
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Don't miss this in Dorset !

One of Dorset's best kept secrets. The interior roof is stunning. A medieval masterpiece of the... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2017
rogerjudy2016
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Bere Regis, United Kingdom
Dorset Beauty

One of the lesser known beauties of Dorset this church dates back to Norman times and even has... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2017
Mike W
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Southbrook, Bere Regis BH20 7HQ, England
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

One of Dorset's best kept secrets. The interior roof is stunning. A medieval masterpiece of the woodcarvers art. Twelve life size apostles given by Cardinal John Morton, Chancellor to Henry 7th and Archbishop of Canterbury in the fifteenth century. Also made famous in fiction in...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2017

One of the lesser known beauties of Dorset this church dates back to Norman times and even has traces of Saxon stonework. The church is known mainly for its unique wooden roof in the nave with the fantastic carvings and the carved pew ends and...More

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Reviewed May 21, 2017

I will not attempt to better the two previous reviews as I would say they sum up this lovely church,already. I am very priviledged to have lived in this fantastic village for more than 10 years so some may feel that I have a vested...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2017

Its a historic church going back over a thousand years. Notable for its connection to the works of Thomas Hardy, its full of history and interest. If you can take one of the guided tours as stated on the website its well worth it and...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2016

The small Church of St John the Baptist is definitely worth a visit and has been traced back to Norman times. The South Aisle known as the Turberville Chapel is referred to in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles. There are quaint carvings on the...More

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