Fleet (Holy Trinity)

Fleet Church

Holy Trinity Church, Fleet, Dorset

Fleet has two churches. The old church can be found at the end of Butter Street and overlooks Chesil Beach and the Fleet. Only the chancel now remains; the building having been severely damaged in a storm in November 1824. It contains some seventeenth century monuments to the Mohun family. Following the storm, the Rector, the Rev. George Gould, built a new church on a new site around a quarter-mile to the north. This was designed in Commissioners' Gothic style by Strickland, 1827-29.


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Fleet Church

Old Church, Fleet, Dorset

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US Flag in Holy Trinity Church, Fleet, Dorset

US Flag in Holy Trinity Church, Fleet, Dorset

The 383rd Engineer Battalion (Separate), US Army:

Holy Trinity is the Memorial Church for the 383rd Engineer Battalion (Separate) of the US Army, which later become the 1349th Engineer General Service Regiment. The unit was stationed in Fleet from 1943 until 1944 preparing engineering works for D-Day, before taking part in the North-West Europe Campaign.

David and Cary Bickford have very kindly shared this introduction to copies of battalion records available in the Church: http://dorset-churches.org.uk/documents/Holy_Trinity_Fleet_383rd_Engineer_Battalion_(Separate).pdf

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Maintained by Michael Day, Last updated: 16 July 2019.