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St.Martin's Church, Wareham 1/6

St Martin's Church, Wareham is an Anglo-Saxon church in the town of Wareham, Dorset in England. It is the most complete example of a Saxon church in Dorset. It is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.  Thanks for all your comments while we were away in the Yorkshire Dales last week, we had a great time, what beautiful countryside, sadly it rained on Friday so we came home instead of spending the whole day there before our return.

St.Martin's Church, Wareham 1/6

St Martin's Church, Wareham is an Anglo-Saxon church in the town of Wareham, Dorset in England. It is the most complete example of a Saxon church in Dorset. It is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.  Thanks for all your comments while we were away in the Yorkshire Dales last week, we had a great time, what beautiful countryside, sadly it rained on Friday so we came home instead of spending the whole day there before our return.

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Jul 2013, 01:05
It looks as solid as a lighthouse, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Not bad for a building erected in about 1030AD is it Ray.
Nice shot of this very handsome church! I really like the flower baskets on the wall!
Brian Walbey: A real eye catcher and very old, 1030AD would you believe.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Jul 2013, 07:06
I am so pleased to see this, Brian - my ancestors (Collier Family) were baptised in this Church in the late 1700s). Did you see the superb effigy of Lawrence of Arabia inside?
Brian Walbey: You must have been looking in to your history to know that I presume. Yes I did see the Lawrence thingy.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Jul 2013, 08:38
Glad you made it to this place Brian, so many people seem to miss it when they go south. It's a superb survivor
Brian Walbey: I couldn't believe it has survived all those centuries, I'm showing the inside later in the week.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Jul 2013, 08:44
Looks beautifully maintained.
Brian Walbey: It most certainly is Mike, and dates from 1030 AD.would you believe.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Jul 2013, 09:45
wonderful with all the flower decoration! Nice to hear that you too have had a great time like us- we even on Friday had fine, sunny weather like over the whole week, only in Netherlands it began to rain.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine.
The flowers on the wall are very pretty. It certainly adds to the scene.
Brian Walbey: Yes it gives the approach to the church a really nice feel doesn't it.
Simply delightful. I am pleased your camera survived the drop, I received similar advice and have always used a filter.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin.
I shall enjoy this series Brian as I have only ever been past this as I recall
Brian Walbey: It is very nice inside with some very old wall paintings, and they still have services in there on a weekly basis.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Jul 2013, 17:25
Oh this is very pretty. I like the floral displays very much. I'm pleased you enjoyed your time in the Dales; they are very beautiful.
Brian Walbey: Yes they seem to have gone out of their way to make this church, and its surround look really good.
What a great looking church Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is and very old as well Pauline.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Jul 2013, 19:19
I like how it stands right there on the side of the road, Brian. And look at those beautiful sprays of flowers hanging on the wall!
Brian Walbey: Yes they seem to have gone out of their way to make this church, and its surround look really good. Just wait till you see the inside though.
A beautifully looked after place Brian!
Brian Walbey: Yes they seem to have gone out of their way to make this church, and its surround look really good.
Lovely shot Brian, the wall baskets are a colourful treat!
Brian Walbey: Yes they seem to have gone out of their way to make this church, and its surround look really good.
It has weathered its great age brilliantly, Brian. Love the predominate spot in which it was built.
Brian Walbey: Yes isn't it lucky it is still there, I guess when it was built the road was just a dirt track.

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