The first recorded Vicar of Tarrant Monkton was John Pedelner in 1310, but the oldest part of the church is the Chancel, dating back to about 1400. The Nave and Tower are of 15th century origin, and the North Aisle was added in the 18th century. Extensive restoration of the whole church took place in 1873. The Tower holds a peal of three bells, all cast in the 17th century: the tenor carrying the inscription “Feare the Lord l.W. 1610”. Visitors may like to note the following points of interest:- Churchyard – Socket stone of early 14th century village cross. ln Church – Historical notes and portions of lead roof dated 1737, also extract from Burial Register, in wall cases near entrance. Font – 12th century bowl. Tower – 17th century bell wheel and headstock. East Window – Bishop Poore with model of Salisbury Cathedral in his hand.
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2 Responses to Church

  1. Susan Paterson says:

    I’m trying to trace our family roots. John Poore 1761- 1843 is as far back as I can go. Does anyone have a suggestion where I can search?

    • Hello Susan. We have baptisms, marriages and burial records in the Archive/ Records / TM section of our web-site. But these are all transcribed from the originals, held in the Dorset History Centre at Dorchester. I would advise you to go there for more data regarding your search. Best of luck, John


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