Vast and solitary, St George's is one of the most magnificent 18th-century churches in Dorset. It rises from the rocky, treeless and dramatic peninsula of Portland and is the masterwork of a local mason named Thomas Gilbert who supplied the Portland stone used to build St Paul’s Cathedral.
Wessex Archaeology will be undertaking a metric survey of the graveyard and supporting the creation of an asset register as part of the broader conservation project being undertaken by the CCT. There will also be a community involvement aspect of the project with Wessex's surveyors providing a training opportunity for local students and archaeology groups.
The work was reported on by the BBC as part of a series on churches and the work of the CCT; you can see the film here.