Easton, Dorset

Historical Description

Easton, a village in Portland parish, Dorsetshire, 4 ½ miles S of Weymouth. See PORTLAND.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Dorsetshire
Diocese Salisbury

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Churches

Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The parish church of All Saints, at Easton, the erection of which was commenced in 1914 and completed in 1917, at a cost of £13,000, to replace the old parish church of St. George, built in 1766, was consecrated by the Bishop of Salisbury on May 6th, 1917. It is an edifice of Portland stone in the Perpendicular style, and consists of nave, chancel, transepts and a Lady chapel, the windows of which are stained representing the visit of the Magi, St. Andrew, St. Augustine, St. George and St. John; the great east window was beautifully stained at a cost of £380, in memory of those who fell in the Great War, 1914-18, and represents Our Lord's Ascension, and beneath this Axel Ender's picture of the Resurrection, the side lights comprising the Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles and Martyrs. The chancel roof is a beautiful specimen of hand-painted panel work representing the 12 Signs of the Zodiac. The choir and clergy stalls are hand carved, representing the world of Creation and there are other carvings; the church will seat 650 persons.


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