The Restoration of St. Peter's Church in 1856
5 - People involved with the Restoration
The Victorian renovations at St. Peter’s church have connections to Dorset’s literary figures.
|Revd William Barnes, the Dorset dialect poet whose
statue stands outside St. Peter’s, was an Hon. Sec. of the Restoration
|Thomas Hardy, the author, was working for the
architect’s practice at the time that Hicks drew up his plan for the
1857 additions. Hardye later signed the plan.|
the time of Revd. Thomas Wenham Knipe – he of the ‘somewhat stately
proportions’ - one of the curates was the Revd Charles Powys. Powys
became father of a large family, among them the three Powys authors,
John Cooper Powys, Llewellyn Powys and Theodore Francis Powys.