Broadstone (St. John Baptist)

St. John the Baptist's Church, Broadstone

St. John the Baptist's Church, Broadstone, Dorset

Located on the heathlands between Poole and Wimborne Minster, Broadstone began to grow quite rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century, especially when the railway (originally the Southampton and Dorchester) arrived at New Poole Junction (later Broadstone) in 1872. A new church, designed by W. J. Fletcher of Wimborne, was dedicated by the Bishop of Salisbury (John Wordsworth) on the 24 June 1888. Broadstone became a parish in its own right in 1906. A new north aisle was added in 1909.


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