Coordinates: 50°55′13″N 2°21′59″W / 50.9204°N 2.3665°W
Lydlinch is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England. It lies within the North Dorset administrative district, 3 miles (4.8 km) west of the town of Sturminster Newton. It is sited on Oxford clay close to the small River Lydden in the [1 ] Blackmore Vale. In the 2001 Census the village had a population of 431.
19th-century Dorset dialect
poet William Barnes was born in the hamlet of Bagber which lies about half a mile to the east. He wrote about the five bells which hang on the tower of Lydlinch parish church: [2 ]
Vor Lydlinch bells be good vor sound, And liked by all the neighbours round."
The church, dedicated to
St. Thomas à Becket, is perpendicular Gothic and has a 13th-century tower, a twelfth-century font and many stained glass windows.
^ Wightman, p17
^ Wightman, p141
References [ edit ]
The Buildings of England by John Newman and Nikolaus Pevsner. Page 258. Published by Penguin Books 1972. Reprint 1975. ISBN 0-14-071044-2
Ralph Wightman (1983). Portrait of Dorset. Robert Hale Ltd. ISBN 0 7090 0844 9.
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