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Picture by Chris Downer

Picture by Chris Downer

A story goes that the twelve bells of Bindon Abbey were stolen by night, and are now in the churches of Wool, Combe, and Fordington. Tradition has it that 5 of Fordingtons 8 bells were obtained that night.

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Picture by Joe Dunckley

Picture by Joe Dunckley

Creech Grange is an elegant country house, south of Wareham at the foot of the Purbeck Hills, built by Sir Oliver Lawrence, who acquired the land from the former Bindon Abbey, near Wool, after Henry VIII had abolished the monasteries in 1539. Only fragments remain of the original house built by Lawrence before his death in 1559, partly because it was damaged by fire by the Parliamentarians during the Civil War, and finally because in 1846 the entire front was taken down and rebuilt in the local Tudor style.

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