East Lulworth

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East Lulworth
The weld Arms, East Lulworth - geograph.org.uk - 764452.jpg
The Weld Arms, East Lulworth
East Lulworth is located in Dorset
East Lulworth
East Lulworth
East Lulworth shown within Dorset
Population 160 
OS grid reference SY860822
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BH20
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places
UK
England
Dorset
50°38′22″N 2°11′58″W / 50.6394°N 2.1995°W / 50.6394; -2.1995Coordinates: 50°38′22″N 2°11′58″W / 50.6394°N 2.1995°W / 50.6394; -2.1995

East Lulworth is a village and civil parish nine miles east of Dorchester, near Lulworth Cove, in the Purbeck district of Dorset, South West England. It consists of 17th-century thatched cottages. The village is now dominated by the barracks of the Royal Armoured Corps Gunnery School who use a portion of the Purbeck Hills as a gunnery range. In 2013 the estimated population of the civil parish was 160.[1]

The nearby Weld Estate Castle Park grounds contains the first Roman Catholic chapel to be built (in the form of a Greek mausoleum in 1786) since the time of the Protestant Reformation. It was the private chapel of the recusant Weld family (a branch of the present-day Weld-Blundell family) and designed by John Tasker. It cost £2,380 to build.[citation needed]

The Church of England parish church is dedicated to St. Andrew. Only the perpendicular tower and octagonal font are original, the remainder of the church was built in 1864. It was designed by John Hicks, who also designed East Holme church.

Henry Rolls (1803-1877) was a shoemaker who taught himself to read and write. He kept a journal of the main happenings of village life from 1824 until 1877. After Henry's death, his son George Rolls (1846-1929) continued the journal covering the period from 1877 to 1928. George’s daughter Agnes Mary Rolls (1879-1961) then took over responsibility for the journal from 1929 to 1955.

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  1. ^ "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  • The Buildings of England by John Newman and Nikolaus Pevsner. Page 195. Published by Penguin Books 1972. Reprint 1975. ISBN 0-14-071044-2 (For churches).


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