St Peters Church - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
This panoramic picture shows the interior of St. Peter's Church in Shaftesbury. Much of the 'old' feel of the church has been lost with the installation of a new wooden floor,, which was much needed and greatly improves the heat retention of the old stone building.
St Peters Church - FURTHER INFORMATION
St Peters Church - Shaftesbury visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'St Peters Church' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Dorset.
This panoramic images shows the interior of St. Peter's church which is next to Shaftesbury Town Square. The entrance to the church is on one of the very narrow lanes that leads from the town square to Gold Hill, one of the most famous landmarks of Shaftesbury.
St Peters stands on Shatesbury High Street. It is the oldest church in the town, built outside the abbey walls, the remains of which can be visited on Park Walk. The earliest recorded incubent was John Schip in 1305. The registers in the church begin n 1623. In 1878 the church was closed as being unsafe to use, and remained closed until 1897 when the floor and pews were renewed. Further restoration and repairs were carried out in the early 1900's. Recently a new floor has been installed and new remains of much a much earlier church were uncovered.
St Peter's Church
Dorset SP7 8AH
Tel: 01747 852547
Travel and Getting There:
Shaftesbury is about 20 miles from Salisbury (and Salisbury Cathedral), 12 miles from Blandford Forum and 16 miles from Sherborne. From Salisbury take the A30 west to Shaftesbury, this road continues on to Sherborne. From Blandford Forum take the A350 north.