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The mid-16th century French Renaissance south portal at the #Église Saint-Nicolas-des-Champs or, in English, the #Church of St. Nicholas-of-the-Fields in #Paris . (And yes, its dedication is to the St. Nicholas.) #ruesaintmartin #églisesaintnicolasdeschamps #instachurch #oldchurch #churchhunting #churchcrawling #visitchurches #explorechurches #discoverchurches #churcharchitecture #architecture #archdaily #romancatholic #catholic #paris 🇫🇷 #instaparis #parisfrance #seemyparis #france 🇫🇷 #france #instafrance #travels #travelgram #travel #instatravel #streetscape #cityscape
Just around the corner from our office is the church of St Andrew by the Wardrobe. Our founder, Ivor Bulmer-Thomas masterminded the reconstruction of this church after it was bombed in WWII. Ivor was churchwarden here and FoFC were based at the church for some time. This memorial to Ivor, an extraordinary polymath and champion of churches, at St Andrews features engravings of several of our churches, churches that he rescued. For the engravings, see our stories. #ivorbulmerthomas #standrewsbythewardrobe #cityoflondon #citychurches #memorial #memory #legacy #champion #engraving #glass #etching #polymath #bomb #wwii #reconstruction #founder #hero #greatlives #churchesoftheworld #friendsoffriendlesschurches #churchcrawling #savingchurches
Last one from #stjohnthebaptist #minster #croydon . A few #memorials . The first to #johnsingletoncopley the great American/British, #bostonian #artist . ,#americanart The second is to the armoured #WilliamHeron , half of his wife, a local poohbah, what is interesting is his death date, which I guess due to lack of space has both #lation and arabic figures, not something I've seen before, MCCCCC62. The other is for #GabrielSylvester a fomer master of #clarecollege of #1512 . #marble #brass #churchbrass #memorialbrass #churchcrawling #CofE #anglican #london #lovelondon #londonlife #londonhistory #londonwinter
Two views of #georgegilbertscott 's #choir and #chancel showing off the magnificent #waggonroof held up by #gilded #angel #corbels . The #organ was made by #hillandsons and is recognised as one of the best in the area. The great east window with #stainedglass by #claytonandbell is set in the restored #perpendicular #tracery . #churchcrawling #london #design #architecht #lovelondon #londonlife #londonhistory
More gloriousness from #georgegilbertscott 's chancel at #stjohnthebaptist #minster in #croydon . The panelling just reeks #catholic #victoriangothic quakity, while the floor tiles are jewels, i particularly love the lions chasing around in circles. The final one is a supporter of a large #fresco of the feeding of the five thousand. #gothic #neogothic #art #woodcarving #churchcrawling #churchhistory #anglican #london #lovelondon #londonlife #londonhistory #londonwinter
The sumptuous #sedilla in the #chancel by #georgegilbertscott . Each has a #portrait of one of the #archbishops buried in the #church . In the #detail you can see #johnwhitgift , Who served #elizabethi and had a healthy dislike of #puritans . He also endowed the town with #almshouse and his charitable foundation still runs three schools and has a hefty property portfolii in the town. His tomb, which I unaccountably neglected to snap is a fine #tudor edifice. #stjohnthebaptist #minster #croydon #churchcrawling #london #gothicdesign #gothic #neogothic #victoriangothic #lovelondon #londonlife #londonhistory #londonwinter
FIL decided to have a nap, so wandered down to the Chapel at the RBH. Designed by Joseph Morris, the Chapel was built in the 1880's #rdguk #rbh #hospitallife #chapel #hatecancer #churchcrawling #royalberkshirehospital
Some details from the #baroque #memorial to #gilbertsheldon by #jasperlatham , a #sculptor who worked with #sirchristopherwren at #stpauls , where he was paid £10,000 for his work. While the old prelate looks terribly relaxed in his pose, beneath him the #momentomori carving is a work of #macabre genius, i particularly like the winged #hourglass winged like a dove, and one winged like a bat. #englishbaroque #marble #stjohnthebaptist #minster #church #churchcrawling #london #CofE #anglican #london #lovelondon #londonlife #londonhistory #londonwinter #skull #art
Meet #archbishopsheldon the #archbishopofcanterbury from #1663 -#1677 . Quite a man of parts, #chaplin to #kingcharlesi , #bishodoflondon , #chancellor of #oxforduniversity and founder and benefactor of the #sheldonian after whom it is named. He, like 4 other #archbishops are buried here due to the fact that one of the local estates was owned and often lived in by the #seeofcanterbury . #baroque #englishbaroque #memorial #stjohnthebaptist #minster #church #croydon #churchcrawling #london #lovelondon #londonlife #londonhistory #londonwinter
The #Minster #church of #stjohnthebaptist #croydon . A #saxon foundation though what can be seen here is mostly the #knappedflint #perpendiculargothic church of the #15thcentury though heavily restored by #georgegilbertscott #after a fire of #1867 which left just the exterior walls and, the #porch and the tower. #churchcrawling #anglican #gothic #gothicarchitecture #southwarkdiocese #london #lovelondon #londonlife #londonhistory #londonwinter
Stone capital in St George's Church Bicknoller Saturday 19th January 2019 #stgeorgebicknoller #church #parishchurch #churchcrawling #architecture #history #design #stone #stonecarving #masonry #capital
This little mediæval chap was looking down at me from above as I played the organ for a fundraising hymnathon at St George's Bicknoller this morning. He appears to be eating a rope. Saturday 19th January 2019 #stgeorgebicknoller #church #parishchurch #churchcrawling #architecture #history #design #stone #stonecarving #masonry #rope
Another old photograph. Does anyone know where this lovely Norman arch is located? At first I thought it was a chancel arch but now I am thinking it's a side chapel. #norman #magiclantern #vintagephotos #victoriana #churchcrawling #medievalarchitecture
From the archive: ivy trails over the hood mould at St John the Baptist, Papworth St Agnes, Cambridgeshire. This photo was taken in the mid 1970s by Christopher Dalton. This chequerboard church had fallen into dereliction: the interior stripped, the roof was open to the sky. It seemed the only fate for this church would be the wrecking ball. Thankfully, the Friends of Friendless Churches came to claw back this church for the nation. It is now in superb condition and used regularly by the local community. #archive #fromthearchive #bnw #oldphotos #oldphotosofoldchurches #ivy #flint #door #wreckingball #stripped #opentothesky #demolition #fate #saved #papworthstagnes #cambridgeshire #architecture #churchcrawling #churchesoftheworld #friendsoffriendlesschurches #savingchurches
And now for something slightly different. I recently came into possession of a set of magic lantern slides. A small number of them feature cathedrals and churches, so I will be posting them over the next week or two. Several of them are unlabelled and I don't recognise the building so I'm hoping I can utilise the wealth of knowledge on IG to identify them. This first one is of Chester cathedral, unfortunately a cathedral I haven't visited - is it one I should? #chestercathedral #magiclantern #victoriana #oldphoto #historyofphotogtaphy #churchcrawling
• York, St. George's Roman Catholic church • A very neat interior. Pevsner says 'dull arcades'. I disagree. I think everything works together. The ribs of the nave and aisle ceilings are beautiful. It's a great balance of colour and roof forms. From architecture to furnishings, it flows. The modern benches are also quite attractive. A mid 19th century Catholic church with modern touches here and there.
Some of the #pillar and #pilaster #capitals in #stpeters #church #vauxhall . The crispness of the carving and the variety of the subject matter is a real joy to behold. Here we have two of the #virtues from the #ladychapel , #prudence and #temperence , Ive always wondered what they look like. Some #foliate work, and #Christ in the carpenters shop, and Christ crucified from the #nave . #carving , #stonecarving #sculpture #gothic #craftsmanship #churchcrawling #johnloughboroughpearson #jlpearson #design #anglican #anglocatholic #london #lovelondon #londonlife #londonhistory #londonwinter
Big thanks to the lovely SPAB for featuring one of our most rural properties on their blog this week! One of our shared volunteers, Allan O, has chosen Yatton Chapel in Herefordshire as his #heritagetreasure 🙂(An excellent choice it is too!) Well worth a read... #Repost @spab1877 • ・・・ What’s your #favouritebuilding ? One of our members chose Yatton chapel as his national treasure. Tucked away in the Herefordshire countryside, this #hiddengem is now in the care of @TheCCT. Link to blog post in our bio. . . . . . . #humbleheritage #modest #architecture #medieval #historic #oldbuildings #favourite #repair #faithbuilding #buildingconservation #spab #churchcrawling #churcharchitecture #herefordshire #explore #outdoors #heritage #Yatton #chapel
I joined #Postcrossing a few weeks ago and today recieved a card with this fascinating church. St. Ludgeri in Norden, Germany is an evangelic church built in the 13th century. It's the biggest preserved medieval sacral building of East Frisia. *** Vor ein paar Wochen habe ich mit Postcrossing begonnen und heute eine Karte mit dieser faszinierenden Kirche erhalten. St. Ludgeri in Norden, Deutschland ist eine evangelische Kirche, die im 13. Jahrhundert erbaut wurde. Sie ist der größte erhaltene mittelalterliche Sakralbau Ostfrieslands. *** #ChurchArchitecture #ChurchesOfEurope #Architecture #ArchitectureDetails #ArchitectureHistory #HistoricBuildings #BeautifulChurches #ChurchPhotography #ArchitectureLovers #ArchitecturalDesign #ArchitecturalPhotography #ChurchCrawling #ChurchesOfInstagram #ArchitecturalPhotography #Postcrossing #Postcards #Traveling #EastFrisia #GothicArchitecture #MedievalArt
The deceptively plain exterior of #stpeter 's #church #vauxhall , the first church built by #johnloughboroughpearson in #1863 . It lacks the planned huge tower that he had planned for it. #victorian #gothic #victoriangothic #neogothic #london #lovelondon #londonlife #londonhistory #londonwinter #churchcrawling #jlpearson
Waiting for 5 o'clock to roll around so I can chill like this fella
Here's the church from Blandford Forum - it was built in 1731 after the fire that destroyed most of the town. It's absolutely stunning inside and out. I'm not usually a fan of Georgian churches but this is a real beaut. #blandfordforum #georgianchurch #georgianarchitecture #winterbeauty #wintersun #dorset #churchcrawling #englishparishchurches
Hagia Eirene, constructed in 532 by the emperor Justinian. It was the seat of the patriarchate until the completion of the Hagia Sophia. Converted to the royal armoury of the Janissaries after the fall in 1453. #hagiaeirene #hagiairene #holypeace #byzantinearchitecture #byzantine #basilica #roman #romanempire #justinian #church #churchhunting #churchcrawling #architecture #history #historicarchitecture #heritage #brick #romanbrick #brick #dome #istanbul #constantinople #eastmeetswest #stone #dome
What’s your #favouritebuilding ? One of our members chose Yatton chapel as his national treasure. Tucked away in the Herefordshire countryside, this #hiddengem is now in the care of @TheCCT. Link to blog post in our bio. . . . . . . #humbleheritage #modest #architecture #medieval #historic #oldbuildings #favourite #repair #faithbuilding #buildingconservation #spab #churchcrawling #churcharchitecture #herefordshire #explore #outdoors #heritage #Yatton #chapel
St Michael and an angel in the chancel, beautifully defined. As the man says: “ The chancel walls are whitewashed but the remains of a late C19 pargetting scheme survives with 2 large angels and possibly St George killing a dragon and contemporary colour may exist below the whitewash. The decoration was the work of the Revd. G.D. Melhuish, (1891-97)” Marvellous if the old colour was still there #stmichael #angel #walldecoration #christianity #cristianismo #христианство #Christianisme #Christentum #キリスト教 #folkart #sacredart #christianart #art #movingart #divineart #devotional #religiousart #churchart #goldenfigures #chancel #churchvisit #oldchurch #victorianart #clawton #villagechurch #beautifulchurch #parishchurch #church #churchcrawling
• York, St. George's Roman Catholic church • The East window is based upon a design by Pugin (@awnpugin ). I'm currently reading a great book on Pugin and his family called 'Gods Architect' by author Rosemary Hill. So far I am only up to the point of his second marriage in 1833. I have a new found appreciation for Pugin and find his attitudes on the Picturesque and the medieval fascinating. Especially so far as I am caught up with life in the early studies of medieval buildings and ruins encouraged under his late father's practice. In this window I think the colours are beautiful (the art historian in me just died writing that). Particularly in the upper decorative lights and architectural background of the central figures. Less so with the figures themselves however, as their coloured clothes are a little vibrant for me. Perhaps they could be a little more muted in my opinion. Or maybe I just have sensitive eyes.
• York, St. George's Roman Catholic church • During Penal times the Catholics of York had to worship secretly in private houses. During the 18th century, mass was celebrated in the Shakespeare Tavern on Little Blake Street as well as in the Bar Convent, but in 1802, St. Wilfrid's Chapel was built to serve the York congregation. This soon proves inadequate and an impressive new church was envisaged, however, the influx of Irish immigrants into Walmgate made it necessary to build St. George's church. It was designed by Charles and Joseph Hansom (inventors of the Hansom cab) in a medieval (c.1300) style at a cost of £3,550. The church opened on 4th September 1850. With the restoration of the hierarchy one month later the See of Beverley was created and St. George's became the Cathedral church for the whole of Yorkshire, a status it enjoyed until the present St. Wilfrid's was built in 1864. • [text from their website. accessed 17/01/19] • Apologies for the laziness in not using my own brain to type words for an original caption. An overview of the history on the church's website is actually pretty decent so I've left it at that to give myself a break. 2019 has been pretty fun so far. Work has slowed down a little and will pick back up in March which means I have more time to focus on a couple of projects I'm engaged with and am excited about. One is ongoing interpretation of Holy Trinity Goodramgate's east window and its stained glass (c.1471). Then in February I've got my first medieval church crawl which I've organised myself. Its full up already and I'm just photocopying old maps and getting my notes ready to hopefully not embarrass myself on the day. It should be a lot of fun though! If you didn't get a chance to be a part of it this time around it is looking pretty likely I'll hold another one soon - so watch this space. Other than that it's back to University already and I'm spending cold afternoons in churchyards/graveyards (not synonymous) this term as we study the the church and churchyard in context. In other news I'm hoping to get out to Byland and Rievaulx Abbey's at some point. As well as a trip to Glasgow next month! Happy new year!
Lovely Norman font. Holy Trinity, Holdgate, Shropshire #churchcrawling
Is it the weekend yet? C18 ledgerstone at St Mary’s, Uffington, Berkshire. Affectionately known as the Cathedral of the Vale, John Betjeman was the churchwarden of St Mary’s in the 1930s. #mementomori #skull #skeleton #gravestone #grave #ledgerstone #carving #naive #uffington #stmarys #18thcentury #berkshire #churchcrawling #cathedralofthevale #johnbetjeman #history #heritage #exhaustion
St Mary's church, Studley Royal, Ripon ⛪ Designed by William Burges in the 1780s. Victorian church that draws on medieval gothic architecture. When I went inside it actually reminded me of Byzantine orthodox church with the colourful biblical iconography, the domed sanctuary and the use of gold. This picture shows the north side of the chancel. #englishheritage #historicengland #studleyroyal #stmarys #fountainsabbey #victorianchurch #victorianarchitecture #medievalart #medievalarchitecture #visityork #visityorkshire #stainedglass #biblicalart #churchesoftheworld #churchcrawling #churcharchitecture #churchesofeurope #churchesofinstagram #churchesofengland #capturingbritain #explore_britain #photosofbritain #gloriousbritain #englishhistory #heritagemanagement #buildingconservation #buildingmanagement #ukshots #instabritain #loves_great_britain
Too cold at the moment for spending ages faffing around in churches with camera, lenses and a tripod so here's one I took a while ago. This is the 19th century statue of Theodosia Adair, aka Lady Waveney in her memorial chapel at St Mary's church, Flixton in the Waveney valley. #churchmonument #church #churchart #churchartwork #churchhunting #churches #churchcrawling #churchphotography #oldchurches #oldchurchesarebeautiful #historicchurches #monochromephotography #monochrome #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #statue
All dressed up and nowhere to go, look at you in your glad rags. Henry Ford said that when he went into meetings with folks more powerful and richer than him he used to imagine them wearing polka dot underwear. Just saying 😉. #chesttomb #effigies #oldchurch #oldchurches #church #churchhunting #churchvisit #churches #churchesoftheworld #parishchurch #churchlovers #anglicanchurch #churchesofinstagram #churching #churchporn #beautifulchurch #churchphotography #countrychurch #villagechurch #stonechurch #englishchurch #churchcrawling #ruralchurch #churchofengland #medievalchurch #churchinterior #churchmasters #churchvibes #churchthings
Broken lamp at St Cynhaearn, Ynyscynhaearn. These gas lamps originally had bronze cylinders and were capped with these opaque balloon bowls. When we took the church into our care, the metal elements had all been taken but the glass all left. #cracked #gas #lamp #lantern #light #metalwork #scroll #swirl #broken #brokenglass #gaslight #gaslamp #church #eglwys #kirk #simple #minimalist #brass #stcynhaearn #ynyscynhaearn #churchcrawling #churchesoftheworld #friendsoffriendlesschurches #savingchurches
Vallensbæk Kirke. The oldest parts are roman styled and from 1150-1200, partly made from limestone, partly from bricks. The tower was added about 1525. Architect Johan Daniel Herholdt (1818-1902) restored the church in 1865, which changed its appearance a lot. Since 2012, it has been replaced by the nearby Helligtrekongers Kirke. The priest 1627-1647 Mads Rasmussen was unusual for his time: He started as ship priest (on “Perlen” to India) and is said to have visited Asia, Brazil, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Turkey, Spain and more. #Vallensbæk #vallensbækkirke #johandanielherholdt #jdherholdt #igersdenmark #best_denmark_photos #awesome_phototrip #total_denmark #kirke #church #instachurch #cemetery #kirkegård #murstensbyggeri #brickbuilding #arkitektur #architecture #architecturelovers #bygningskultur #bygningshistorie ,#visitdenmark #opdagdanmark #loves_united_denmark , #archi_focus_on #churchcrawling @hellig3kongerskirke #danskerneshistorie
Detail from John Betjeman’d headstone at St Enodoc’s, Trebetherick, Cornwall. I love how it is like an illuminating medieval manuscript - scooping, swirling capitals bristling with bugs and blossoms - and how the lichen and specks of corrosion is adding a whole new dimension. #johnbetjeman #betjeman #tapophile #gravestone #lettering #lettercutting #illuminatedmanuscript #bugs #insects #flowers #petals #cornwall #trebetherick #stenodocs #churchcrawling #simonverity
Not a portable cell for the very sane Bourchier Wrey family who definitely had no delusions of grandeur especially in their tomb creation, but a family pew. Definitely a pew, Sir 😉 There’s one argument that these family pews were in some sense a replacement for the family chapels destroyed in the Reformation, giving the local big family a signifier to allay their insecurities (admittedly not how the argument puts it. That burbles on about high status. But as a Buddhist monk once said ‘when you see someone driving a Ferrari that person is showing their desperate need for love’). And then from these family pews came the box pews. A nice little train of evolution and one I wouldn’t disagree with. #familypew #churchpew #pew #oldchurch #oldchurches #church #churchhunting #churchvisit #churches #churchesoftheworld #parishchurch #churchlovers #anglicanchurch #churchesofinstagram #churching #churchporn #beautifulchurch #churchphotography #countrychurch #villagechurch #stonechurch #englishchurch #churchcrawling #ruralchurch #churchofengland #medievalchurch #churchinterior #churchmasters #churchvibes #churchthings
One of the best shots of Duxford St John’s for a long time. So dramatic and arresting. Thanks to Michael @mickcant for coming to Cambridgeshire today to capture it! #Repost @mickcant with @get_repost ・・・ An infrared image of St John's, Duxford taken today. A fascinating church cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust. Thanks to @badger_beard for a very informative conducted tour. #churchesconservationtrust #visitchurches #churchhunting #church #churches #churchcrawling #duxford #duxfordstjohns #oldchurchesarebeautiful #historicchurches #loveinfrared #infrared_images #infraredphotography #bnw_zone #blackandwhitephotography #bnw #infrared
An infrared image of St John's, Duxford taken today. A fascinating church cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust. Thanks to @badger_beard for a very informative conducted tour. #churchesconservationtrust #visitchurches #churchhunting #church #churches #churchcrawling #oldchurchesarebeautiful #historicchurches #loveinfrared #infrared_images #infraredphotography #bnw_zone #blackandwhitephotography #bnw #infrared
The 15th century preaching cross in the churchyard of St Mary’s, Derwen, Clwyd is one of the best-preserved examples in Wales. The cross was the focus of open-air sermons by travelling friars and preachers. At top of the shaft are four canopied scenes: the Crucifixion; Virgin and Child; the Coronation of the Virgin; and here, St. Michael the Archangel, with raised sword and scales of weighing souls. #derwen #stmarys #stone #cross #medieval #preachingcross #canopy #crucifixion #coronation #virginandchild #stmichael #weighingsouls #sword #archangel #churchcrawling #churchesoftheworld #friendsoffriendlesschurches #savingchurches
Wandering through #Bermondsey I happened across this little #church of #StAnne 's with #staugustine . Hidden in the centre of the dull #60s box that is #thurlandsquare .The church itself is a good #brick and #slate #1869 build by the #architecht #jporter . Today it has a thriving congregation. #gothic #victoriangothic #churchcrawling #churchhistory #london #lovelondon #londonlife #londonhistory #londonwinter
A bit of a rarity in Devon are Decorated windows and this one is a sweet little thing bringing to mind flowerheads at the top of those loooong mullions (the long straight bits). Interesting, arguably, as it doesn’t have the grace of some Norfolk windows probably because there just wasn’t a huge amount of Decorated work down here and so no big tradition. Very nice though 😊. #churchwindow #decorated #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
Christmas Day and the lonely Victorian. #christmas2018 #christmaschurch #churchcrawling #churcharchitecture
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