© Bere Regis Village  2003  -  2017

St. John the Baptist Church

Historical photographs

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The Retreat, Bere Regis in 1925 Formerly   No   28,   West   Street,   the   building   became   the   vicarage   in   1956,   although   the   Church   garden   party   continued   at   Summerods,   the previous vicarage, until 1976. The statues over the door probably disappeared before the war. Photograph courtesy of John Pittfield
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Church Interior looking down the Aisle towards the Altar c1905 This Photograph shows the church from the Aisle, looking East towards the Altar
Bere Regis Church circa 1873 This   view   shows   the   interior   of   the   church   before   the   restoration   of   1875. Although   the   preservation   treatment   of   the   roof   timbers   was   a   major part   of   that   work,   other   big   differences   included   the   removal   of   the   rectangular   painting   at   the   east   end   of   the   nave,   and   the replacement of the box-pew seating arrangement with a more open, separated seating system.         Photograph courtesy of John Pittfield
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Church Interior from the West End The Church from the West End. The inscription reads "Bere Regis Church, Dorset. Hardy's 'Kingsbere' ('Tess of the D'Urbervilles')       
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Church Interior from the West End The Church from the West End. The inscription reads "Bere Regis Church, Dorset. Hardy's 'Kingsbere' ('Tess of the D'Urbervilles')       
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Church from the North West Notice the lovely mature trees in the Churchyard.       
Bere Regis Church circa 1880 Just   five   years   after   the   completion   of   the   refurbishment   of   Bere   Regis   Church,   this   photograph   was   taken   from   Court   Green   field.   Long photographic   exposure   times   used   at   this   time   meant   that   most   people   in   a   busy   street   scene   disappeared   in   a   blur,   so it   was   a   complete   surprise   to   see   two   women   chatting   at   the   gates   to   the   churchyard.   Zooming   right   in,   as   per   the close-up   below,   it   was   found   that   a   third   person   was   there   too.   Left   to   right,   a   guess   at   their   ages   could   be   40,   30   and nine,   so   if   you   have   a   relative   born   in   about   1840,   1850   or   1871   this   could   be   the   earliest   photo   of   them.   Do   you   know who they might be?       
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Church Roof Detail Look at the detail on the beams...       
Church from the North West Where has the village gone?!!       
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Church from the South East This   old   postcard   from   approximately   the   1950's   shows   (clockwise   from   top   left)   Bere   Regis   Church,   the   River   Frome   near   Dorchester   (central image),   Puddletown,   Tolpuddle   &   the   Hangman's   Cottage   near   Dorchester.   The   card   is   from   the   "Sunray"   Series   by Thunder & Clayden of Bournemouth and has the serial number C.M.1220.       
Bere Regis Congregational Chapel Sunday School, 1920s-30s Sunday School        Photograph courtesy of Heather Frazer
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Towards the Altar in St. John the Baptist Church in Bere Regis in circa 1950    
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Repairs at Congregational Vestry Building    Photograph courtesy of Heather Frazer    
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Looking down the Aisle at St. John the Baptist Church in Bere Regis in circa 1950       
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St. John the Baptist Church, Bere Regis, from the North East in the 1950's       
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Bere Regis Church from the North East This   Photograph   is   Copyright   of   Dorset   County   Museum. The   Museum   is   owned   and   managed   by   the   Dorset   Natural   History   & Archaeological Society   (DNH&AS).   Reproduction   is   strictly   prohibited.   Prints   can   be   ordered   from   the   Museum;   quote   ref   P651,   for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Bere Regis Church from the South, in around 1920 This   Photograph   is   Copyright   of   Dorset   County   Museum.   The   Museum   is   owned   and   managed   by   the   Dorset   Natural   History   & Archaeological Society   (DNH&AS).   Reproduction   is   strictly   prohibited.   Prints   can   be   ordered   from   the   Museum;   quote   ref   P653,   for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Bere Regis Church from the North East This   Photograph   is   Copyright   of   Dorset   County   Museum. The   Museum   is   owned   and   managed   by   the   Dorset   Natural   History   & Archaeological Society   (DNH&AS).   Reproduction   is   strictly   prohibited.   Prints   can   be   ordered   from   the   Museum;   quote   ref   P655,   for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Bere Regis Church between 1939-1944 This   Photograph   is   Copyright   of   Dorset   County   Museum. The   Museum   is   owned   and   managed   by   the   Dorset   Natural   History   & Archaeological Society   (DNH&AS).   Reproduction   is   strictly   prohibited.   Prints   can   be   ordered   from   the   Museum;   quote   ref   P657,   for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Bere Regis Church between 1939-1944 This   Photograph   is   Copyright   of   Dorset   County   Museum. The   Museum   is   owned   and   managed   by   the   Dorset   Natural   History   & Archaeological Society   (DNH&AS).   Reproduction   is   strictly   prohibited.   Prints   can   be   ordered   from   the   Museum;   quote   ref   P658,   for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Bere Regis Church on 12/12/1977 This   Photograph   is   Copyright   of   Dorset   County   Museum. The   Museum   is   owned   and   managed   by   the   Dorset   Natural   History   & Archaeological Society   (DNH&AS).   Reproduction   is   strictly   prohibited.   Prints   can   be   ordered   from   the   Museum;   quote   ref   P657a,   for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Bere Regis Church between 1939-1944 This   Photograph   is   Copyright   of   Dorset   County   Museum. The   Museum   is   owned   and   managed   by   the   Dorset   Natural   History   & Archaeological Society   (DNH&AS).   Reproduction   is   strictly   prohibited.   Prints   can   be   ordered   from   the   Museum;   quote   ref   P660   for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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© Bere Regis Village  2003  -  2017

St. John the Baptist Church

Historical photographs

Bere Regis Village Website
Click / tap image for a larger view Click / tap yellow circle for a larger view All large images appear in a new tab
The War Memorial The war memorial between the wars Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett
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more
Top of page
previous
The Retreat, Bere Regis in 1925 Formerly   No   28,   West   Street,   the   building   became   the   vicarage   in 1956,   although   the   Church   garden   party   continued at   Summerods,   the   previous   vicarage,   until   1976. The   statues   over   the   door   probably   disappeared before the war. Photograph courtesy of John Pittfield
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Church Interior looking down the Aisle towards the Altar c1905 This    Photograph    shows    the    church    from    the    Aisle,    looking    East towards the Altar
Bere Regis Church circa 1873 This   view   shows   the   interior   of   the   church   before   the   restoration   of 1875.   Although   the   preservation   treatment   of   the   roof timbers    was    a    major    part    of    that    work,    other    big differences   included   the   removal   of   the   rectangular painting    at    the    east    end    of    the    nave,    and    the replacement   of   the   box-pew   seating   arrangement   with a more open, separated seating system.         Photograph courtesy of John Pittfield
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Church Interior from the West End The   Church   from   the   West   End.   The   inscription   reads   "Bere   Regis Church,    Dorset.    Hardy's    'Kingsbere'    ('Tess    of    the D'Urbervilles')       
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Church Interior from the West End The   Church   from   the   West   End.   The   inscription   reads   "Bere   Regis Church,    Dorset.    Hardy's    'Kingsbere'    ('Tess    of    the D'Urbervilles')       
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Church from the North West Notice the lovely mature trees in the Churchyard.       
Bere Regis Church circa 1880 Just   five   years   after   the   completion   of   the   refurbishment   of   Bere   Regis Church,   this   photograph   was   taken   from   Court Green   field.   Long   photographic   exposure   times used   at   this   time   meant   that   most   people   in   a busy   street   scene   disappeared   in   a   blur,   so   it was    a    complete    surprise    to    see    two    women chatting     at     the     gates     to     the     churchyard. Zooming   right   in,   as   per   the   close-up   below,   it was   found   that   a   third   person   was   there   too. Left   to   right,   a   guess   at   their   ages   could   be   40, 30   and   nine,   so   if   you   have   a   relative   born   in about   1840,   1850   or   1871   this   could   be   the earliest photo of them. Do you know who they might be?       
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Church Roof Detail Look at the detail on the beams...       
Church from the North West Where has the village gone?!!       
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Church from the South East This   old   postcard   from   approximately   the   1950's   shows   (clockwise from   top   left)   Bere   Regis   Church,   the   River Frome     near     Dorchester     (central     image), Puddletown,     Tolpuddle     &     the     Hangman's Cottage   near   Dorchester.   The   card   is   from   the "Sunray"    Series    by    Thunder    &    Clayden    of Bournemouth     and     has     the     serial     number C.M.1220.       
Bere Regis Congregational Chapel Sunday School, 1920s-30s Sunday School        Photograph courtesy of Heather Frazer
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Towards   the   Altar   in   St.   John   the   Baptist   Church   in   Bere   Regis   in circa 1950    
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Repairs at Congregational Vestry Building    Photograph courtesy of Heather Frazer    
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Looking   down   the   Aisle   at   St.   John   the   Baptist   Church   in   Bere Regis in circa 1950       
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St.   John   the   Baptist   Church,   Bere   Regis,   from   the   North   East   in the 1950's       
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Bere Regis Church from the North East This   Photograph   is   Copyright   of   Dorset   County   Museum. The   Museum is   owned   and   managed   by   the   Dorset   Natural History   &   Archaeological   Society   (DNH&AS). Reproduction   is   strictly   prohibited.   Prints   can be   ordered   from   the   Museum;   quote   ref   P651, for   this   Photograph.   Contact   them   here ,   or   on 01305 756 829
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Bere Regis Church from the South, in around 1920 This   Photograph   is   Copyright   of   Dorset   County   Museum. The   Museum is   owned   and   managed   by   the   Dorset   Natural History   &   Archaeological   Society   (DNH&AS). Reproduction   is   strictly   prohibited.   Prints   can be   ordered   from   the   Museum;   quote   ref   P653, for   this   Photograph.   Contact   them   here ,   or   on 01305 756 829
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Bere Regis Church from the North East This   Photograph   is   Copyright   of   Dorset   County   Museum. The   Museum is   owned   and   managed   by   the   Dorset   Natural History   &   Archaeological   Society   (DNH&AS). Reproduction   is   strictly   prohibited.   Prints   can be   ordered   from   the   Museum;   quote   ref   P655, for   this   Photograph.   Contact   them   here ,   or   on 01305 756 829
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Bere Regis Church between 1939-1944 This   Photograph   is   Copyright   of   Dorset   County   Museum. The   Museum is   owned   and   managed   by   the   Dorset   Natural History   &   Archaeological   Society   (DNH&AS). Reproduction   is   strictly   prohibited.   Prints   can be   ordered   from   the   Museum;   quote   ref   P657, for   this   Photograph.   Contact   them   here ,   or   on 01305 756 829
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Bere Regis Church between 1939-1944 This   Photograph   is   Copyright   of   Dorset   County   Museum. The   Museum is   owned   and   managed   by   the   Dorset   Natural History   &   Archaeological   Society   (DNH&AS). Reproduction   is   strictly   prohibited.   Prints   can be   ordered   from   the   Museum;   quote   ref   P658, for   this   Photograph.   Contact   them   here ,   or   on 01305 756 829
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Bere Regis Church on 12/12/1977 This   Photograph   is   Copyright   of   Dorset   County   Museum. The   Museum is   owned   and   managed   by   the   Dorset   Natural History   &   Archaeological   Society   (DNH&AS). Reproduction   is   strictly   prohibited.   Prints   can be    ordered    from    the    Museum;    quote    ref P657a,    for    this    Photograph.    Contact    them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Bere Regis Church between 1939-1944 This   Photograph   is   Copyright   of   Dorset   County   Museum. The   Museum is   owned   and   managed   by   the   Dorset   Natural History   &   Archaeological   Society   (DNH&AS). Reproduction   is   strictly   prohibited.   Prints   can be   ordered   from   the   Museum;   quote   ref   P660 for   this   Photograph.   Contact   them   here ,   or   on 01305 756 829
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