St James (Old Church), Kingston, Dorset - 10th October 2006

Kingston had been a chapelry of Corfe Castle since the 12th century, and a chapel had stood on the east side of the village . In 1833 the first Earl of Eldon replaced the chapel, at his own charge, by the building in the picture below which is now the Church Hall.  It was designed by his son-in-law, George Repton, and largely followed the ground plan of the older  chapel, and using some of the old material. The first Earl and his wife are buried in the churchyard.

St James Old Church, Kingston, Dorset - MTC

In 1874 a new church was begun on a new site.

Apologies for the poor view blocked by trees.

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