Abbotsbury Parish Church
The church of St Nicholas adjoins the scattered remai9ns of the former Benedictine Abbey. The fabric of the building is mainly 15th century. ~The chancel retains its decorated plaster barrel ceiling (16380 and a classical style reredos with corinthian columns and pediment (1751)
Externally over the west tower doorway there is a carving of the Trinity.. As you enter through the decorated north porch there is an early 13thcentury Purbeck marble effigy of an Abbot. An interesting selection of glass including a fragmented upper part of a figure of the Virgin with exquisite hands (15thc) Also a Jacobean pulpit with tester with an interesting history.
The Trust gratefully acknowledges images and text by Robin Adeney ©