St George, Langton Matravers, Dorset - 10th October 2006

There have been three, possibly four churches built on this site.   On the west wall the remains of a chapel erected in 1290 are visible.  However, in 1828 the church, with the exception of the tower, was taken down and rebuilt with a nave, chancel and south porch. However in 1876 this larger church became unsafe because of smuggling activities in the roof and was demolished and rebuilt.

St George, Langton Matravers, Dorset - MTC

The rebuilt nave and chancel are of Purbeck Stone decorated with Portland Stone, Purbeck 'Marble' and Studland Sandstone. Housed in the old tower are three bells, the tenor being the original of about 1420.

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