Abbotsbury Church

Abbotsbury Church

The Parish Church of St Nicholas in Abbotsbury.

The church was probably related to the Benedictine abbey although it is suggested there was some conflict between the townsfolk and the abbey and the church was built for them to resolve this.

The church was built in the 14th century with the tower added in the 15th. Several modifications occurred in the following centuries.

During the English Civil War the church was the site of resistance and the Jacobean pulpit bears the evidence. There are two bullet holes in it from the time that Colonel Strangways resisted the Parliamentians

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