SY9198 : Almer Parish Church

taken 9 years ago, near to Almer, Dorset, Great Britain

Almer Parish Church
Almer Parish Church
A handsome church, but one which is a curious patchwork of the centuries. While the tower is late medieval, the big round-headed windows in the nave show that this part of the church is Georgian - 'probably by the Bastards of Blandford', according to Pevsner (in the Dorset volume of 'The Buildings of England'). The rather makeshift porch seems to have been put up to protect a Norman south doorway.

I don't know enough about local geology to be able to identify the building stone, but part of the mixture is a greenish-brown stone looking much like the ironstone of Leicestershire.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 16 May, 2011
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 913 989 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:47.3870N 2:7.4279W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 913 988
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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