St Andrews Church stands alongside Lulworth Castle: Dorset UK
The church was originally at the centre of the village. The village was built up around it until the 18th century when the park grounds of the castle were laid out. The houses were all demolished and rebuilt outside the walls of the park. Only the church remained where it has stood for some 500 years. Built of Purbeck stone, the earliest part of the church is the west tower, impressive by its size for an ordinary parish church. Much of the church dates from the 1860s when the nave and the chancel were rebuilt. The famous Dorset writer, Thomas Hardy, who was then working under John Hicks of Dorchester, an architect, drew up the plans for the rebuilding.
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Featured in the group ‘The World As We See It’ -March 2010