Category Archives: Churches

From the archives ~ Burrow Mump

It is a while since we visited Burrow Mump, not far from Glastonbury. I had driven past with a friend and almost took the car into the hedge at the surprise of this ruin-topped hill looming up out of the … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Filling the cup…

We pushed open the door to St Oswald’s church. It is still with a feeling of anticipation that we cross the threshold of these ancient places of worship. Churches that look incredible from outside have sometimes been so unsympathetically restored … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: From the depths…

We could see, as soon as we passed through the gate, that the church in Kirkoswald was going to be a good one. The village itself bears its name… Oswald’s church… and the dedication was given because the body of … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Finding the way…

I don’t mind driving on motorways… but they are never my first choice of road. While they do… as long as there are no hold-ups… get you from A to B fast, they do not allow for adventures. You cannot … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Pause for thought?

With its new tyre, the car was flying south, but, after the marathon drive of the day before, we had decided that a brief stop every couple of hours, to stretch legs and refresh minds, would be a good idea. … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Swords in stone…

“Those bright ones? They ferry you over to the Feast.” George Mackay Brown, Tryst on Egilsay At first glance, the medieval church of St Clement at Rodel seems to be empty… apart from the art installation that fills the old … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: A medieval church…

The ‘end’ of the road we were travelling through Harris took us to Rodel. It is not exactly the end as the road carries on, circling the island, through the hills and back along the eastern seaboard towards Tarbert… but … Continue reading

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The Matter of Britain…

* Could there be an image more redolent of the true majesty of these isles? * We are minded of the church at Kilpeck with its famous and resplendant Sheila… * The fact that we had failed to get here … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: The church and the stone

We had spotted the ruined church as we drove down through Kilmuir and into Dunvegan, earmarking the place for a visit on the way back. Not only was there a church, but a standing stone behind it too…and a pair … Continue reading

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Hunting the Unicorn: Into the Highlands…

We had pumped up the still-deflating tyre once again before leaving Kinross. In spite of all assurances by the mechanic, there was obviously some kind of problem and the winding roads of the Highlands are unforgiving. It was to be … Continue reading

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