Fordington, Dorset

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Fordington High Street, taken in 1976

Fordington is a part of the town of Dorchester, Dorset; originally a separate village, it has now become a suburb. Taking its name from a ford across the River Frome, it grew up around the church of St. George (where Henry Moule was once Vicar), though the parish was much larger and surrounded Dorchester on three sides. It was part of the liberty of Fordington

The will of Alfred the Great is said to make an early reference to Saint George of England, in the context of the church of Fordington, Dorset.[1] Certainly at Fordington a stone over the south door records the miraculous appearance of St George to lead crusaders into battle.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.websters-online-dictionary.net/definitions/Saint%20George?cx=partner-pub-0939450753529744%3Av0qd01-tdlq&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8&q=Saint%20George&sa=Search#922
  2. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/saints/george_1.shtml

Coordinates: 50°42′50″N 2°25′44″W / 50.714°N 2.429°W / 50.714; -2.429