St Mary's, Long Crichel
Heritage Open Day: Discover this peculiar and picturesque church set in the chalkland of Cranborne Chase. Pevsner described St Mary’s as ‘… a Georgian space in Perpendicular form, long, uniform, well-lit – it might be a schoolroom.’ St Mary's combines a late medieval tower with a nave, transept and apse built in stages between 1852 and 1875. The church was vested, after some years of redundancy, with The Friends of Friendless Churches in 2011. The tower is 15th century and the remainder is 1852, credited to P.C. Hardwick with two transepts also recently credited to Macvicar Anderson. The idiosyncratic interior has been compared to a Georgian ballroom.
The Friends have recently completed a round of repairs at Long Crichel, making good the nave roof, rainwater goods and leaded lights. The church will be open every day to view.
Fri 10 Sep:09:00 - 17:00. Sat 11 Sep:09:00 - 17:00. Sun 12 Sep:09:00 - 17:00. Mon 13 Sep:09:00 - 17:00. Tues 14 Sep:09:00 - 17:00. Wed 15 Sep:09:00 - 17:00. Thu 16 Sep:09:00 - 17:00. Fri 17 Sep:09:00 - 17:00. Sat 18 Sep:09:00 - 17:00. Sun 19 Sep:09:00 - 17:00. Free Entry.
St Mary’s Church, Long Crichel, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 5JU
Fri 10 Sep 2021 to Sun 19 Sep 2021