Parish Church of St Edward, King and Martyr :: Shared Description

The Church was probably built during the 12th century. The earliest known incumbent is recorded in 1280. It was named after St Edward the Martyr who was murdered on 18th March 978 on the orders of Queen Alfthryth, his stepmother. The early church consisted of a nave, chancel, a narrow north aisle and a large north porch and was enlarged during the 13th century with an additional aisle.
During the Civil War (1642-1646), Parliamentary troops stationed themselves inside the church using the church as stabling for their horses and men. Much damage was caused church records were burnt, the door was used in battle and masonry used for target practice. Shot marks can still be seen both inside and outside the church.
In 1859-60, the church under went a major restoration mainly because the walls were bulging out by a foot so all the walls were pulled down, apart from the tower, and rebuilt.
Grade II* listed. LinkExternal link
by N Chadwick
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SY9682 : Church of St Edward by N Chadwick
SY9682 : Restoration, Parish Church of St Edward, King and Martyr by N Chadwick
SY9682 : East end of St Edward by Bill Nicholls
SY9682 : St Edward by Bill Nicholls
SY9682 : Corfe Castle Village by N Chadwick
SY9682 : Parish Church of St Edward, King and Martyr by N Chadwick
SY9682 : Church across the street by Bill Nicholls
SY9682 : Gargoyle on the Corner by Bill Nicholls
SY9682 : Parish Church of St Edward, King and Martyr by N Chadwick
SY9682 : Facing the Gargoyle by Bill Nicholls
SY9682 : Tower on St Edward by Bill Nicholls


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Created: Fri, 27 Feb 2015, Updated: Fri, 27 Feb 2015

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