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St. Bartholomew, Goodnestone

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St Bartholomew Church, Goodnestone, is a tiny, trim and charming Norman church, standing on a small knoll in countryside above Goodnestone Court. 

St Bartholomew Church, Goodnestone

Goodnestone Church 2

The Normans built the church's nave and chancel c.1100 and later builders added more windows.

The porch was rebuilt in 1837 after an earth tremor and a rustic tiled and timbered bell-cote crowns the nave.

Inside, there survive from medieval times part of the rood-loft staircase, two piscinae and a tomb that may have been used as an Easter Sepulchre.

There is a miniature 19th century font, Willement glass in the east window and two 16th century brass inscriptions to a couple who both departed 'in the fayth of Christe'.

Further information

For more information, visit the website of the Churches Conservation Trust