• Discover Chalke Valley, Shears Building, Stone Lane Industrial Estate, Wimborne, BH21 1HD  Tel: 01725 517417

The village of Stratford Tony lies on the River Ebble, near the line of the ancient Roman Road Icknield Street.  The impressionist painter Wilfrid de Glehn lived at the Manor House from 1942 until his death in 1951.

The parish church of St Mary & St Lawrence was built in the 13th century, it is a Grade I listed building and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.  The medieval church is reached down a narrow lane, over a footpath across a stream and up a steep back, making the journey to reach it part of the adventure!

Set on the banks of the River Ebble, externally the church is a patchwork of lichens on brick, stone and flint, creating an idyllic rural picture.  Internally the church is also a delight, furnished with handsome box pews with colonnaded tops, a 14th century font and lovely stained glass window installed by the studio of Charles Eamer Kempe in 1884.  There is a large Yew tree in the churchyard with a girth of over 11 feet.