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St. Martin, Bryanston, Dorset


The new church of St. Martin, erected in 1895-98 to the memory of the late Viscount and Viscountess Portman, from designs by Mr E.P. Warren, architect, of Westminster, is an edifice of Portland, Chilmark and Tisbury stone, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and a tower containing 6 bells. The ceiling is lined with the oak floor-boards from the old mansion; the chancel ceiling is waggon-vaulted and divided by ribs. The font is of Hopton Wood stone, on a shaft of Torquay marble. There are several stained windows, two of which are memorials to the late Viscountess Portman, and one to the late James John Forrester, of Paget's Horse, killed in South Africa, March 13th 1901. There are about 230 sittings.

Church Records

The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1598. 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. Martin

Denomination:Church of England