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Picture by Ned Trifle

Picture by Ned Trifle

As featured in our banner, the church at Whitcombe, whose dedication has been lost, is redundant but has been lovingly restored in memory of Dorset’s dialect poet, William Barnes, who as a curate preached his first sermon here, and in 1885, when rector of nearby Winterborne Came, he was brought to Whitcombe to preach his last. The pulpit is as he left it that morning just before he died in 1886.

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William Barnes Grave by John Lamper

William Barnes Grave by John Lamper

The grave of Dorset dialect poet William Barnes in the churchyard at Winterborne Came where he was the rector for some 24 years before his death in 1886

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 Statue of William Barnes. Original image by Bazzadarambler

This statue of the Dorset poet William Barnes stands outside of St. Peter’s Church in Dorchester High Street, next door to the Dorset County museum, of which he was one of the founders

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