All Saints Church, Dorchester

place and church

Aged 181

Commemorated on 2 plaques

Benjamin Ferrey 1810-1880 Architect in Dorset 1843-45 All Saints Church

All Saints Church, High East Street, Dorchester, United Kingdom where it sited (1843)

All Saints Church, Dorchester. A church has stood on this site since the Middle Ages. The medieval building was burnt in the fire of 1613, rebuilt and then in 1843-1845 replaced yet again, this time to the design of Benjamin Ferrey who also built the Corn Exchange and Holy Trinity Church in this town., and who in 1836-1840 designed the layout for the village which became Bournemouth. On 13th November 1970 All Saints Church was declared redundant and on 8th November 1972 was sold by the Church Commissioners for England to the Dorchester Borough Council for a nominal consideration. The furnishings of the church have been dispersed. The building was repaired by the Dorchester Borough Council and the Dorset County Council and is now used by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society for Museum purposes.

All Saints Church - High East Street, Dorchester, United Kingdom where it sited