ST8806 : Church of SS Peter & Paul - restored cupola

taken 3 months ago, near to Blandford st Mary, Dorset, Great Britain

Church of SS Peter & Paul - restored cupola
Church of SS Peter & Paul - restored cupola
The cupola on the 18th century church, an unusual feature in English architecture, was thoroughly restored c.2015 when it was found the iron frame behind the wooden cladding was in a dangerous condition. ST8806 : Tower, The Church of St Peter and St Paul is a "before" photo.
Church of St Peter and St Paul, Blandford Forum
This Grade 1 listed Anglican parish church dominates the market place of the Dorset town and officially counts as one of England's "Major Churches". The mediaeval church was re-built after a fire in 1732-1739 to designs by John and William Bastard. The intended spire was truncated to a tower with a cupola. A west gallery was added in 1794, side galleries in 1836-7 and a chancel in 1896.

List entry 1251913 LinkExternal link although the 1950 entry has never been updated and is very sparse by contemporary standards for such a significant building. LinkExternal link gives a much fuller history.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 26 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Thursday, 4 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 8854 0631 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.3712N 2:9.8508W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 8853 0638
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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