St John the Baptist, Boldre
The position of St John the Baptist church, Boldre is somewhat unusual, set on a hill and well away from any village. The church was Built in the early 11th century, but there is some speculation that the site may be considerably older, as three Sarsen stones have been found in the foundations. People visiting the site often comment on the tranquillity of the church and grounds.
Church Lane, Boldre, Lymington SO41 5PG
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Every year on the Sunday nearest to the anniversary to the loss of H.M.S. Hood, a service of remembrance is held for the 1,416 men who went down with their ship. Among those who died was Vice Admiral Holland, who, with family, had been a regular worshippers at Boldre for many years. After the War when it became clear that no official memorial was to be made, Mrs Phyllis Holland planned and carried through a scheme, which brought the Hood Commemoration to Boldre.
Off the A337, after passing the Red Lion turn left after the bridge.
Car park next to the church
St John the Baptist, Boldre
St John the Baptist, Boldre