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All Cards unless otherwise stated are from the private postcard collection of Michael Russell OPC for Fordington
© Copyright Mr. M Russell FIPD All Rights Reserved

St Georges Church - c1895

Card by Walter Cox of Weymouth was posted in 22nd Aug 1905 - the photograph is thought to be circa 1895
and shows the church as it stood for many years prior to being enlarged
St Georges Church c1905

Taken from a higher elevation - this also shows the vicarage to the left of the church
The Rev Sidney BOULTER MA was Vicar there from 1888 to 1906
St Georges Church - Fordington
Fordington parish church. This church stands on the site of a Roman cemetery (SY 69 SE 76) has portions of the south aisle and porch dating from the late 12th century. The south transept was probably added in the 14th century although new arches were inserted in the late 15th century and remodelling took place in 1754. The west tower was also built in the late 15th century. In the 18th century a new chancel was built which has since been destroyed, and in 1833 the north aisle and arcade were added. A very large scheme of rebuilding and eastward extension of the church was begun in 1907 which has altered the character of the building. During excavations for these modern alterations, old foundations were revealed aligned east-west beneath the 12th century south arcade, and aligned north-south between the 12th/15th century composite pier on the south and the position of the pier now opposite. These foundations may indicate the position of the south wall of the nave and the chancel arch of an older church. The late 11th century south doorway of the present church is undoubtedly reset from this early church. Other foundations may have been no more than later sleeper walls. A Roman tombstone discovered under the porch is now in the nave (see SY 69 SE 76). Fordington was undoubtedly a minster in the late Saxon period. [Source English Heritage]
St Georges Church - c1930's

The church was enlarged and the chapel added during the incumbancy of Richard Grosvenor Bartelot (1868-1947)
Vicar of St Georges Church 1906-1936 Postcard used 19 Nov 1937

Fordington Vicarage by Rev HCG Moule (1841-1920)

A very similar view was painted by his elder brother - Link to Henry Joseph Moule (1825-1904)
Above picture from 'Memories of a Vicarage by Handley CG Moule published in 1914

Fordington Green - c1927

The 2nd house on the left is now divided into No. 9 (Bedloe House) and No. 8 "The Shop on the Green"
(which has its own website) and sits on the corner of Dukes Avenue.
Follow link to see a great view of the church from that street
"Postcard by kind permission of Eddie Prowse

Fordington Hill - c1930's

Card by kind permission of Steve Poulter

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