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Cathedral St. Peter and Paul #brno #churchcrawling
The Boileau mausoleum at St Peter’s, Ketteringham. For 30 years the squire of Ketteringham Hall, the hot tempered Sir John Boileau and the egotistical Calvinist vicar Rev’d Andrews were in conflict. Things came to a head in the 1850s when Sir John disturbed the dead. In the belief that he had the support of the vicar Sir John removed the bodies, which he believed were from a family with no living relatives, from the church vault in the dead of night to make way for his own family. When the disturbance caused an unholy stench in the church the discovery of the removal of bodies caused a scandal. Sir John was forced to return the bodies to the vault and he built this mausoleum instead. The whole story can he read in a really fascinating book, Victorian Miniature by Owen Chadwick. #norfolklife #ketteringham #victorianminiature #mynorfolk #thisisnorfolk #churchhunting #churchcrawling #mausoleum #grave_affair #aj_graveyards #graveyard_dead
Prepare for lots of church spam 😇 #brno #visitcz #churchcrawling
Anyone else really curious about those tombs that are fenced off? there is often 1 in every churchyard. Obviously there was once enough money and prestige in the family to afford a little privacy but now... mossy, derelict and unloved. Shall we break down the barriers? #church #churchcrawling #churchhunting #churchmonument #graves #graveyard
#TheBeonna lit up on 18 November in celebration of the completion of our building works on 16 November, and marking the end of voting for the @historicengland #AngelAwards18 . Photo by Dean Fisher. #BostonUK , #heritagebuildings #Lincolnshire #TheBeonna #historicchurch #historicbuilding #churchcrawling #churchesofinstagram #discoverchurches #explorechurches #churchesconservationtrust
Pretty St. Helens at Bilton in Ainsty. Locked, but I was passing anyway, and I did get to sit and stare awhile on a nice 17th century mounting block outside. . . . #churchcrawling #sthelens #biltoninainsty #northyorkshire #parishchurch #visitchurches #churchtourism
Christchurch Priory looking stunning in the Autumnal sunshine #historicbuildings #history #medieval #archaeology #churchcrawling #dorset #christchurch
Improved views of the east and south sides of Christchurch Priory after a significant amount of tree felling along the riverside walk #Christchurch #Dorset #Medieval #historicbuildings #history #archaeology #churchcrawling #getoutside #medievalarchitecture
You don’t know what you’ll find when you go church crawling #paperweight #paperweightsofig #churchcrawling #stainedglass #stjohnthebaptist #churchcrawling #stonecarving
#DetailSunday The leaning tower of Munich. Something most people in Munich don't know because you only can see it from one point: the upper part of the "Old Peter" (the tower of St. Peter) is quite askew. According to a legend the Devil one day wanted to destroy the church but got defeated by the brave tower keeper. Angry about loosing the fight, the Devil kicked the tower. --- Der schiefe Turm von München. Dieses Detail kennen selbst die meisten Münchner nicht, da man es nur von einem Punkt aus sehen kann: der obere Teil des "Alten Peter" (der Turm der Peterskirche) ist ziemlich schief. Einer Sage nach wollte der Teufel die Kirche einst zerstören, wurde aber von dem tapferen Türmer besiegt. Wütend darüber, den Kampf verloren zu haben, hat der Teufel dem Turm einen Tritt verpasst. --- #ChurchArchitecture #ChurchesOfEurope #Architecture #ArchitectureDetails #ArchitectureHistory #HistoricBuildings #BeautifulChurches #ChurchPhotography #ArchitectureLovers #ArchitecturalDesign #ArchitecturalPhotography #ChurchCrawling #ChurchesOfInstagram #ArchitecturalPhotography #MedievalArchitecture #GothicArchitectur #UrbanLegends #DevilLegends #Munich
Pricke of Conscience window, c. 1410-20, All Saints, North Street, York. This superb and astonishingly rare window displays the fifteen signs that medieval theologians thought would precede the end of the world. The first picture shows the fourth sign of ‘fish making a roaring noise!’ Scary, eh? Each picture has a little text below in old English explaining the image depicted. The window was erected by 2 local families who are present on the window and you can actually meet them in the last picture if you slide along. This suggests the trend in the 15th century of the emerging middle classes to fund windows and rebuilding campaigns etc which show images of the husband and wife kneeling at prayer alongside the inscription Orate pro animabus, asking parishioners to pray for their souls. This was to reduce the time the donors spent in purgatory after death, a period when souls were purified of their sins before entry to Heaven. I like the colour and various weird creatures in this window. Incredible stuff. #church #churchcrawling #medieval #art #stainedglass #york #medievalart #artist #history #colour #christianity #architecture #yorkshire #photography #photooftheday #instagood #britain
St Michael and All Angels in #LetcombeBassett , Oxfordshire. The top of a wool merchant’s tomb features a carved stone roll representing cloth. On each end is a scallop shell with a skull at the centre (nice #tonguetwister !) which apparently might represent a corpse wrapped in a woollen shroud for burial. (so is it still a scallop?) #churchcrawling #projectnecropolis #tombstone #tomb #skull #seafoodsurprise
At St Michael’s and All Angels in Letcombe Bassett - a blocked up Norman doorway with carvings representing the four evangelists (you can make out the angel and lion here), and the tomb of a wool merchant topped with a stone cloth roll. Each end of the roll depicts a scallop shell with a skull at the centre. #churchcrawling #churcharchitecture
Yesterday we had a lovely family walk from Letcombe Regis to Letcombe Bassett along the Letcombe Brook. We followed the excellent Letcombe Valley Nature Reserve trail from @bbowt. We started at St Andrew’s church in #LetcombeRegis , where we found this #obelisk from 1871 dedicated to a #Maori Chieftain - George King Hipano - who died of TB here aged 19. Chief Hipano came from Wanganui, #NewZealand , and I would love to know more about him. #churchcrawling #letcombevalley #letcombebrook
St Aldhelm's Chapel is a Norman chapel on St Aldhelm's Head in the parish of Worth Matravers, #Swanage #Dorset #medieval #historicbuildings #historicarchitecture #churchcrawling #getoutside #southwestcoastpath #history #archaeology
The distinctive truss at the porch of St Baglan, Llanfaglan is formed of two truncated, 14th century cusped roof timbers that were originally part of the chancel roof. The chancel was remodelled in the 18th century. The porch was recreated by a visitor to the church at their house in Australia... See our story for photos of the porch’s twin down under. #llanfaglan #stbaglan #timber #cusp #medieval #porch #18thcentury #churchesoftheworld #australia #houseinspo #inspiration #wales #gwynedd #architecture #friendsoffriendlesschurches #churchcrawling #savingchurches
Quick stop in Hof along the way ✨ #churchcrawling
East Portlemouth, St Winaloe’s. St Winaloe was a C6 Breton saint whose parents were saints too, so following the family trade so to speak. Not much is known about him except he founded a monastery on an island then 3 years later moved to the mainland because it was too stormy. The Bretons were Britons, and this seaside church on the south coast of Devon would have had many a contact with its extended family just over in Brittany. It’s truly conceivable that a place of worship was connected to St Winaloe in the C6 here, especially considering Christianity seems to have kept a firm place in Cornwall and west Devon (at least) long after the Romans left Britain. “C15 rebuild of C14 church restored in early C20. Rendered slatestone walls. Gabled slate roof. Plan: nave, north and south aisle and transept, north porch and west tower. The tower is probably C14 and the transepts may also incorporate some C14 fabric but otherwise the church was rebuilt in the C15.” #oldchurch #oldchurches #church #churchhunting #churchvisit #churches #churchesoftheworld #parishchurch #churcharchitecture #churchlovers #anglicanchurch #churchesofinstagram #churching #churchporn #beautifulchurch #churchphotography #countrychurch #villagechurch #stonechurch #englishchurch #churchcrawling #ruralchurch #churchofengland #medievalchurch #churchmasters #churchvibes #churchthings #eastportlemouth #southdevon
St Mary’s in Berrow, behind the sand dunes in Somerset - its tower used to double as a lighthouse #somerset #church #churchcrawling #churchesofinstagram #berrow #medieval #anglicanchurch #anglican #phonelic
I like the way that the arrangement of the wooden panels on the door to the vice (spiral stairs) of the tower of #stmarystogumber seems to suggest an upwards-pointing arrow! Friday 16th November 2018 #stmarystogumber #stogumber #somerset #westsomerset #church #parishchurch #churchcrawling #architecture #history #design #stone #stonecarving #masonry #wood #wooden #woodwork #joinery #medieval #arrow
Elaborate ironwork with traces of polychromy to the font-lid at All Saints, Ballidon, Derbyshire. #font #fontlid #ironwork #iron #scroll #trefoil #allsaints #polychrome #ballidon #derbyshire #friendsoffriendlesschurches #churchesoftheworld #churchcrawling #savingchurches
We are so looking forward to welcoming you all to ‘Imagine Peace’, an astounding sound and light installation by @luxmuralis to commemorate the WWI Armistice centennial. St Mary’s will be bathed in beautiful light and provide a space for reflection in a completely different way! An event not to be missed. . Entrance through Radcliffe Square. The Vaults and Garden cafe will also be open for refreshments until 9pm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#sonetlumiere #festivaloflights #universitychurch #universitychurchoxford #universitychurchofstmarythevirgin #architecture #churchlife #untoldvisuals #houseoftones #leagueoflenses #acreativevisual #church #architecturelovers #stmarythevirgin #Uk_greatshots #Heritage #Historicchurch #geometric #createandcapture #perspective #thoughtfulthursday #toomuchraintoday #History #Medieval #Churchconservation #Historicbuilding #Churchcrawling #Churchesofinstagram #churchofengland
St Bartholomew’s Church, Burstow #surrey #church #burstow #autumn #phonepic #nofilter #churchcrawling
Detail of the angel lectern at St Beuno’s, Penmorfa. The lectern was carved by Mary Constance Greaves in 1899. The photo was taken by Jo Emery, who visited the church this week. #angel #angels #wings #timber #carving #art #sculpture #victorian #hair #maryconstancegreaves #19thcentury #churchesoftheworld #churchcrawling #visitchurches #pray #praying #stbeuno #penmorfa #friendsoffriendlesschurches #savingchurches
• West Butterwick, St. Mary's • Two slightly more attractive images of St. Mary's church. I don't want to do this Victorian church any discredit. It moves me in a way that Georgian or earlier churches can't. Let me try and explain why. The stocky, formal plan of the entire ground level rooms built in neat beige brick make me think of other important buildings being made at the time - schools, factories, court rooms. Something about thin brickwork of this type to me feels entirely secular and distant from ecclesiastical buildings. This is a personal response perhaps entirely unique to me as I grew up in a Northern town with a lot of buildings made like this. The local corn exchange. Banks. The town hall. It makes me think of children's initials scrawled in to the brick on the corners of buildings down the main street in my hometown. Black ash stains of cigarette butts stubbed out around the entrance to the bank before generations of people went inside. This brick is a building material in itself, but I suppose more also a style of building which I connect with emotionally, and it makes me feel quite protected. It feels familiar. This is maybe why I enjoy this church building quite so much. Anyway. The following piece of information is unrelated! The clock on the tower of St. Mary's was installed as a memorial of the coronation of King George V. It cost £82 was the funds were all raised by public subscription. However it didn't beginning ticking until about 8 months later! I am also intrigued by the five light east end in the second image, divided in to a set of three and a set of two to the north. Why I wonder?
• West Butterwick, St. Mary's • Across the River Trent heading south towards Gainsborough I spotted the intriguing tower of St. Mary's in West Butterwick, mistaking it for something much older, and was immediately interested in what the rest of the church building looked like. As my sister and I stopped by to visit on our return journey it turned out I was fooled having only had the tip of the spire to assess the building earlier in the day. Nevertheless, I found the brick Victorian building to actually be quite pleasant in its simplicity. Built in 1841 replacing a Chapel of Ease that sat on the site of the present neighbouring school mentioned in 1415. According to West Butterwick Parish Council's website a fragment of 'very old painted glass currently resides in the middle window on the north side of the current Church' but I cannot see it in the picture I took from the north side of the grounds as in my photo here. I imagine it is quite difficult to view without getting inside the church which I was unable to do as it was unsurprisingly locked. I'd be interested to read what Pevsner's writes on the little church dedicated to St. Mary in the village.
I have a theory why podcasts have really taken off on 2018. They're basically the modern version of people sitting around a campfire telling stories. And we all know history has the best stories! - My latest post is all about the best history podcasts I am enjoying at the moment. Check out the link in my bio to discover who they are - As you can imagine, it's quite hard to find a picture representing an historical podcast so here's a pic of a cute little guy from a tomb in St Bartholomew's, Tong. Its supposed to be a lion but I think it looks more like a moomin! - - - #tong #shropshire #church #churchcrawling #tomb #effigy #sculpture #lion #podcast #podcasts #historypodcast #history #historynerd #hisdoryan #historyblogger #welshbloggers #bloggerunder1k
Clayhanger St Peter’s, a modest little church with totally so nothing to be modest about. I mean, if I was this church I’d be dancing the light fantastic and showing off all my assets...and getting gasps of awe every time I revealed a new one...😬. Oh, not quite what I meant to convey. Hey ho. “West tower possibly C13, the fabric otherwise very rebuilt 1879-81 but window details suggest a C14 and earlier fabric. Local stone rubble; slate roofs; C19 crested ridge tiles to nave and chancel. Plan: of west tower, nave, chancel, south porch and north-east vestry. The C19 restoration involved re-roofing, a new chancel arch and a good deal of renewed fenestration in the Decorated style and probably repair of pre and post C14 windows” #oldchurch #oldchurches #church #churchhunting #churchvisit #churches #churchesoftheworld #parishchurch #churcharchitecture #churchlovers #anglicanchurch #churchesofinstagram #churching #churchporn #beautifulchurch #churchphotography #countrychurch #villagechurch #stonechurch #englishchurch #churchcrawling #ruralchurch #churchofengland #medievalchurch #clayhanger #churchmasters #churchvibes #churchthings
You can't get the better of me with your locked churches, Poringland benefice! View of interior of St Mary's in Howe through the window. #howe #churchhunting #throughthewindow #norfolkchurches #norfolk #churchcrawling
I pursue my enemies and catch them; I do not stop until I destroy them. I strike them down, and they cannot rise; they lie defeated before me. You give me strength for battle and victory over my enemies. You make my enemies run from me; I destroy those who hate me. They cry for help but no one saves them; they call to the Lord but he does not answer. I crush them, so they become like dust which the wind blows away. I trample on them like mud in the streets.
After more than 12 years of fundraising, planning, bid-writing, project managing and renovating, £2.3m raised, and one Grade I listed church removed from the 'at risk' register, the first meeting of Benington Community Heritage Trust inside The Beonna has just been held #BostonUk #TheBeonna #historicchurch # historicbuilding #churchcrawling #churchesofinstagram #discoverchurches #explorechurches #churchesconservationtrust #heritagelotteryfund #garfieldwestonfoundation #andrewlloydwebberfoundation #wren #architecturalheritagefund #medlocktrust #church #heritage #architecture #medieval #historicarchitecture #lincolnshire #regeneration #communityled #villagelife
The word sgraffito comes from the Italian sgraffiare which means to scratch. The method involves the application of a foundation plaster coat, which is skimmed with a colour coat, which is overlaid with a coat of white plaster. This is then cut and scratched away to reveal the layer below. Here, at Llanfair Kilgeddin, Heywood Sumner pushed sgraffiti to new levels, employing seven different colours and elaborate, pictorial designs to create his version of The Benedicite, the hymn of creation. #heywoodsumner #sgraffiti #sgrafitto #pomegranate #scratch #italian #art #llanfairkilgeddin #monmouthshire #thebenedicite #hymnofcreation #creation #friendsoffriendlesschurches #churchesoftheworld #artsandcrafts #victorian #19thcentury #churchcrawling #savingchurches
• Lincoln Cathedral • A wide shot of the enormous choir screen constructed c.1330. Above it now sits a Victorian organ dating from 1898 where once a crucifix would have been. You can just about pick out all the detail here but I will upload some close shots shortly
• Lincoln Cathedral • The exquisite central east doorway through the medieval choir screen carved from limestone c.1330. The heads of animals and small figures of saints (these having been replaced in part after periods of damage) appear frequently on the pinnacles and stops of the numerous arches on the stone screen. The flat parts of the wall are decorated with foliate imagery where virtually no space was left untouched by the craftsmen's tools.
St Mary’s, Howe. Huge Saxo-Norman round tower with a little conical 17/18th century cap. Heavily restored in the Victorian era but I couldn’t tell you how this has affected the interior because like all churches in the Poringland benefice it is kept locked with no keyholder information. It’s a most beautiful spot in deep Norfolk countryside so I was sad and cross that it was locked. #norfolkchurches #norfolk #churchhunting #churchcrawling #total_churches #infinity_churches #church_masters #thehub_church #capturingbritain_churches
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