Winterborne Tomson (named for a 13th century squire), can easily be missed because the way into this tiny hamlet is little more than a farm gate but it is perhaps the most interesting of the East Dorset Winterbornes.
At the church a notice states that
Andrews was restored by the Redundant Churches Fund
tiny church with a curvaceous apsidal
east end and a squat wooden tower, dates
from the 12th century and is the only one in Dorset to retain a Norman
apse. It also retains its Norman ground plan, implying that the hamlet
was never bigger than it is today. By the 1920s the church had fallen
into a sorry state, being used a pigsty and chicken house.