Lady St Mary Church - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
HDR Panorama taken inside Lady St Mary church in Wareham, Dorset. The picture was taken at the front of the central nave, showing the choir and altar. The picture shows the interior of the church and stained glass windows.
Lady St Mary Church - FURTHER INFORMATION
Lady St Mary Church - Wareham visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Lady St Mary Church' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Dorset.
The 12th century Lady St Mary church in Wareham stands next to the River Frome and beside old Priory buildings, now converted into the luxury Priory Hotel. It is one of the attractions in Wareham, well worth a visit.
Notable features inside the church include some magnificent stained glass windows and a unique Victorian central heating system. The church also contains a rare 6-sided lead font, one of only a few in existence. Also within the church are fragments of an 11th century font, Saxon cross and memorial stones from the 7th or 8th century.
Next to the church is the Closed Churchyard, which contains many ancient grave stones. Continuing on behind the East Window is the second oldest part of the cemetery containing graves of old Wareham families and the Wareham Cross of Remembrance with over 70 War Graves; this area is referred to as the Wareham Cemetery. Conniger Lane cuts between this cemetery and the third cemetery known as the New Cemetery. Many visitors find the area interesting and peaceful. A short walk away, at the other end of Wareham, St Martin on the Wall Church, the oldest Saxon church in Dorset.
Lady St Mary Church