Preston Church

West wall of church with dark tree at left. Village buildings and vegetation. Left lower margin curved structure. Open area front and right of church.

Object type
Medium and materials
pencil on paper
Place Made
Dorset, England

LL pencil Flora Scales 1945

LR pencil Preston Church

Verso (in Marjorie Hamersley's hand) Hamersley

General notes

Original owner Mrs Patience Tennent, the artist’s niece.

Flora Scales visited Preston with her mother in 1945. Port of Weymouth Bay [BC025] was probably also painted during this visit to Dorset.

This is a drawing of St Andrew’s Church, a 14th-century building in the village of Preston near Weymouth, South Dorset, England. There are memorials in the churchyard to Scales’s maternal relatives. Scales's great grandfather, the Reverend Octavius Piers, was Vicar of Preston for thirty two years until his death in 1848, aged fifty-nine. There is a white marble tablet on black marble ground, on the North chancel wall to Octavius Piers, by 'Haggett'.

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