Poyntington: All Saints

All Saints' is an early 14th century Decorated church, although the north doorway and chancel are 12th century.  The chancel and apse, where the high altar is now, is a much later addition- 1863-6 by Henry Hall.  It is Early English in style with a polygonal south vestry.  Note the lovely Minton tiles behind the altar.  The font is from the 12th century and made of Ham Hill Stone - just think how many have been baptised in there over the centuries.  The pews are from the 1600s and don't miss the recumbant knight (14th century) with his basinet helmet, low belt and head resting on a great helm.

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Rev'd David Bond

The Rectory,
Trent,
Sherborne,
Dorset.

DT9 4SL