Cattistock is typical of a small pretty Dorset village with houses crowding the narrow elbowed road. Although only eight miles from Dorchester, its setting in the upper reaches of the Frome Valley means that this small settlement remains undisturbed by modern life. The only reason that we went there was the beautiful church that contains some stained glass by Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris that was mentioned in the Pevsner Guide.
Although we are not religious people we spend much time on our English travels searching out the best village churches. It is there that the history of the village is gathered. Generations rest there and their accomplishments whether in arms or arts or commerce are celebrated. Often these pretty buildings anchor the architecture of the village. The aesthetic value of these buildings is enormous.
Canvas on Masonite
18" x 24"