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Haunted: The Ruins of St Andrew’s Church, Portland, Dorset

| On 26, Nov 2017

The Haunting of the Ruins of St Andrew’s Church

You’ll find the ruins of St Andrew’s Church situated above Church Ope Cove on the east side of the Isle of Portland in the county of Dorset.

The church is a Grade II* listed building and a Scheduled Monument.

It’s believed that St Andrew’s was built on the site on an earlier Saxon church.

The Benedictine Monks of St Swithin of Winchester first built St Andrew’s on the foundations of the Saxon church in 1100.

St Andrew’s was abandoned and partly demolished in the mid-18th century due to a massive landslip which made the church too dangerous to worship in.

Today, the church ruins are reputed to be haunted.

People walking near to the ruins have reported hearing ghostly chanting coming from the remains of the church.

When they go to investigate, they find the site empty!

 
Bibliography
Alex Woodward (2011) Haunted Weymouth. The History Press