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St John The Baptist Church

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Amazing wooden carved roof and beautiful church

so lucky to live locally and experience the beauty and history of this church. Beautiful wood... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
Bere Regis, United Kingdom
Fantastic 15th century roof

This is a Dorset hidden gem. The wooden roof is unique and dates from 1485. The tombs of the... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
Andrew M
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

so lucky to live locally and experience the beauty and history of this church. Beautiful wood carvings if the Apostles in the roof. Full of history.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

This is a Dorset hidden gem. The wooden roof is unique and dates from 1485. The tombs of the Turbervilles are here (sound familiar?)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andrew M
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Mike W
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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Fiddlin-Steve
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

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank ventdusud2
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

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Joan L
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