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, 19 December 2010

St Nicholas Church, Studland

This lovely little church at Studland is dedicated to St Nicholas of Myra, the patron saint of sailors and fishermen.

The church itself is Norman, but is a rebuilding of a much earlier chapel established towards the end of the 7th century and later plundered by the Vikings. 

The most striking feature of the church is its stubby tower.  It is believed that the building of a full tower was abandoned at some point during the works. This may have been because the builders were not confident that the minimal foundations could handle the weight of a full tower.

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