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The Parish church of Canford Magna, Dorset (dedication unknown)


The ancient parish church (dedication unknown) is an edifice of Norman date, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, north and south porches and a low tower containing 6 bells: there are several monuments and brasses, and memorial windows to Sir Joshua John Guest bart. d. 26 Nov. 1852, and Augustus F. Guest esq. d. 23 May, 1862; and in 1897 two stained windows were placed in the aisles to Lady Charlotte E. Schreiber, widow of Charles Schreiber esq. M.P. and previously Sir J.J. Guest bart. by the Viscount and Viscountess Duncannon: the whole church was restored, the west end rebuilt and porches erected in 1876-78 by the 1st Baron Wimborne: in 1910 additional repairs were carried out, and an oak screen placed in the church by Lady Wimborne: there are 250 sittings.

Church Records

The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1656. 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).

The Parish Church
Canford Magna

Denomination:Church of England