St Peter's Church, Winterborne Came

St Peter's Church
Location Winterborne Came, Dorset, England
Coordinates 50°41′43″N 2°25′09″W / 50.69528°N 2.41917°W / 50.69528; -2.41917Coordinates: 50°41′43″N 2°25′09″W / 50.69528°N 2.41917°W / 50.69528; -2.41917
Built 14th century
Listed Building – Grade I
Official name: Parish Church of St Peter
Designated 26 January 1956[1]
Reference no. 105997
Location of St Peter's Church in Dorset

St Peter's Church in Winterborne Came, Dorset, England was built in the 14th century. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building,[1] and is now a redundant church in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[2] It was vested in the Trust on 1 March 1989.[3]

The nave dates from the 14th century and the current chancel is from a 15th-century rebuilding. Later in the 15th century the west tower was added and the nave refenestrated. The interior includes an octagonal 14th century font and an oak pulpit from 1624.[1]

The Revd William Barnes, the English writer, poet, minister, and philologist, was the rector of the church[2] from 1862 to 1886. He is buried in the churchyard beneath a Celtic cross. The plinth of the cross has the inscription: 'In Memory of William Barnes, Died 7 October 1886. Aged 86 Years. For 24 Years Rector of this Parish. This Memorial was raised to his Memory by his Children and Grandchildren."[4]

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  1. 1 2 3 Historic England, "Parish Church of St Peter, Winterborne Came (105997)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 11 April 2015
  2. 1 2 St Peter's Church, Winterborne Came, Dorset, Churches Conservation Trust, retrieved 2 April 2011
  3. Diocese of Salisbury: All Schemes (PDF), Church Commissioners/Statistics, Church of England, 2011, p. 12, retrieved 2 April 2011
  4. Historic England, "Barnes Monument 3 Metres South of Nave of Church of St Peter, Winterborne Came (1303898)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 11 April 2015

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