Welcome to Dorset Allsorts

We'll be posting a variety of facts and photos of whatever takes our fancy as we wander around Dorset. They may be of churches, buildings, visitor attractions or natural scenes – in fact there will be all sorts! We hope they will give you a glimpse of some of the sights this beautiful county has to offer.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

St James Church, Kingston

Often described as 'The Cathedral of the Purbecks', this magnificent gothic revival church is visible from miles away as you approach the small village of Kingson near Corfe Castle.

Completed in 1880, the church was built for the Third Earl of Eldon and was designed by the architect George Edmund Street.

Most of the stone and marble used in the building was quarried locally and the work provided valuable employment in the area during a time of depression.

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