St Mary's Church
Long Crichel shown within Dorset
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|Civil parish||Long Crichel|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
|UK Parliament||North Dorset|
The village church is St Mary's Church, Long Crichel. The tower of the church dates from the 15th century, and the rest of the church was rebuilt in 1851. It was declared redundant on 1 July 2003, and was vested in the Friends of Friendless Churches during 2010.
Long Critchel House was bought in 1945 by Edward Sackville-West, from 1962 the 5th Baron Sackville, the music critic Desmond Shawe-Taylor and art critic Eardley Knollys, who established "what in effect was a male salon, entertaining at the weekends a galaxy of friends from the worlds of books and music" in Long Crichel, including James Lees-Milne, a close friend of Knollys. By the mid-1960s Sackville, who died in 1965, and Knollys had been replaced by the literary critic Raymond Mortimer and Patrick Trevor-Roper.
- English Heritage. "Church of St Mary, Long Crichel (1323488)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 September 2011 .
- Diocese of Salisbury: All Schemes (PDF), Church Commissioners/Statistics, Church of England, 2011, p. 6, retrieved 10 September 2011
- New Vestings, Friends of Friendless Churches, retrieved 10 September 2011
- De-la-Noy, Michael. "West, Edward Charles Sackville-, fifth Baron Sackville (1901–1965)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, accessed 9 December 2009 - quote from here; Obituary of Trevor-Roper, The Independent, May 4, 2004
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