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Lot 78

FORDINGTON ST. GEORGE CHURCH EPHEMERA

including: The History of Fordington (3 copies0; The Calvary Carol, 1910 (2 copies); Christmas Carol 1897 by Rev. R Grosvenor Bartelot; New Year Carol 1947 by Bartelot (written during his final illness); God of Battles - a Hymn of Intercession during the War, Words by Bartelot and music by Arthur Sullivan, Novello & Co; a box of sermons delivered in Dorset; and a travelling cross made from roof timbers of St. George's, Fordington; and other similar items (a lot)

Estimate: £100 - £200
Hammer price: £80
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

Provenance: The Bartelot Family Collection, mostly the property of Rev. Richard Grosvenor Bartelot FSA, Rector of Fordington, Dorchester 1907-1939, or his son Major R St G G Bartelot.

Grosvenor Bartelot was born in 1868 and went to Crewkerne Grammar School and Wadham College, Oxford, in the 1880s. In the next two decades he served as curate at Corfe Castle, Anglican chaplain in Turin, and as the Bishop of Salisbury's missioner covering duties of other clergy all over Dorset. He became a noted antiquarian and genealogist and was elected FSA. Having been born a Bartlett, in 1898 he changed his name to the original Norman form, Bartelot. In 1906 he became Vicar of Fordington St George, Dorchester, and next year he married Evelyn, daughter of Alfred Pope Esq of South Court and Wrackleford House, founder of the Eldridge Pope brewery. Having retired in 1936 to Timsbury, Somerset, he died in 1947.


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