/ St. Bartholomew, Goodnestone
St Bartholomew Church
, Goodnestone, is a tiny, trim and charming Norman church, standing on a small knoll in countryside above Goodnestone Court.
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'.
For more information, visit the website of the Churches Conservation Trust