Outside St Martin's Church - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing the outside of St Martin's Church in Wareham and some of the surrounding buildings on North Street. This image was taken in September 2009.
Outside St Martin's Church - FURTHER INFORMATION
Outside St Martin's Church - Wareham visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Outside St Martin's Church' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Dorset.
St Martin's Church in Wareham is an important, Grade I listed historical building. It is the oldest Saxon church in Dorset and contains wall art depicting the life and times of St Martin dating from the 12th century. The church also contains a life-sized effigy of Lawrence of Arabia, remains of Saxon cross and some 10th century memorial stones.
The church is open to the public and is one of the attractions in Wareham, though not as popular as those like Lady St Mary near Overlooking Wareham Quay at the other end of the town. If the building is locked then the key can be obtained during shopping hours from one of the nearby shops in North Road. Follow the directions posted on the church door.
St Martin in the Walls Church,
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Train: Wareham Rail Station.
Road: The church is on North Road, at the northern end of Wareham on the A351. Wareham is 4 miles from Corfe Castle, about 11 miles from Poole and 22miles east of Dorchester.