Fleet old Church
The chancel is all that remains of the old church after a very violent storm wrecked it in 1824. Much of the village was destroyed and the sea even breached the Chesil Bank.
This was a notorious area for smuggling during the C18 and was immortalised in the novel The Moonfleet by J M Falkner. The 'new' church of Holy Trinity was built nearby on safer ground in 1827-9.
The Trust gratefully acknowledges images and text by Robin Adeney ©