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St. Peter, Winterborne Came, Dorset


The parish church of St. Peter is a small building of stone, in the Later English style, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch and an embattled western tower containing 2 bells: there is a carved oak screen, two full-sized recumbent effigies and memorial windows to Sir Arthur Charles Magenis, Countess Fortescue, the Hon. Mrs. Damer, Col. Damer and Mrs. Wilmot Williams: the church affords 100 sittings: in the churchyard is the Damer family vault, and a tomb to the memory of the Rev. William Barnes B.D. poet and philologist, rector here 1862-86.

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1696. The original register books are now deposited with the Dorset Archives Service, but have been digitised by and made available on their site (subscription required).

St. Peter
Winterborne Came

Denomination:Church of England