Memorial: M5012

Avalanche Memorial Church at  Southwell, Dorset, which commemorates the loss of clipper ‘Avalanche’ off Portland Bill in 1877


Avalanche Road Church, Southwell, Dorset, England


Type: Church
Vessel: Avalanche


Notes: Clipper 'Avalanche' sank after collision with 'Forrest' off Portland Bill 11/9/1877. Church built by public subscription and memorials include plaques and stained glass windows.
Bibliography: David Saunders 'Maritime Memorials & Mementoes' (Yeovil, 1996) p. 116.