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St George - Langton Matravers, Dorset
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 50° 36.563 W 002° 00.230
30U E 570485 N 5606861
Quick Description: The Parish Church of St. George stands in the middle of the village. The West Tower, of squared and coursed rubble with a lead-covered roof, was built in the middle of the 15th century; at the S.E. corner is a vice, rebuilt in 1876.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/9/2015 2:02:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMNNNM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
"The present building is at least the third, and maybe the fourth church on this site. The west tower dates from c.1320 and on its east wall (the interior back wall of the church) can be seen evidences of the churches of c.1290 and 1829. There is a complete list of Rectors from 1322. The old Churchyard is now closed except for the interment of cremation caskets.

The present nave and chancel were rebuilt in 1876 by Crickmay. They are of Purbeck Stone decorated with Portland Stone, Purbeck 'Marble' and Studland Sandstone.

The nave roof rises some eight feet above the top of the tower. There are three bells, two of which are mediaeval, the largest being the original Langton tenor of c.1420, made by John Gosselin of Bristol. The church has a two-manual pneumatic organ by Binns unaltered except for an electric blower."

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Building Materials: Stone

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