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Going West – The Kilpeck Corbels

Kilpeck’s bellcote reminded me of the first church we had visited, where our adventures had begun, though this one is a nineteenth century addition, carved and decorated in keeping with the rest of the building; restorations have been gentle here. … Continue reading

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Going West – An Extraordinary Place

“What are those? ” The bumps in the fields as we drove down the narrow lane looked suspiciously like the remnants of early occupation. “They look like earthworks…” It would make sense, the little church we were heading for was … Continue reading

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IndieAni Bones and the Squeaky Hobbit

It was the day they took me looking for the Ent and the Thunder Stone… they’d promised me three sites and they only ended up finding two. That’s all well and good, ‘cause it means we’ll have to trot back … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XXXVII: Toeing the Line

One of our main aims in taking the Cornwall trip, quite apart from the sheer beauty of the place and the fact that it is strewn with more ancient and sacred places than you could visit in a lifetime, had … Continue reading

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Close to home: St Michael and all Angels, Waddesdon

One of the reasons we have found for visiting and documenting our ancient churches is that we do not know for how long they will remain as they are. There is a fashion at the moment for revamping their interiors, … Continue reading

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St Albans – “Count the stars…”

The fourth post on our visit to the Abbey of St Albans a few years ago. Parts One , Two and Three can be found by clicking the highlighted links. We had finally made it into the Crossing at the centre … Continue reading

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St Albans… ‘render unto Caesar’

A few years ago, we set out early for a visit to St Albans. The beautiful sky soon clouded over, though, leaving us with a chill and persistent rain. We’d been meaning to visit the town for a long time, … Continue reading

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Whitby Weekend: Within the Abbey

We did not visit the Church of St Mary, perched on the edge of the cliffs. I have to wonder for how much longer it will stand and was glad to have spent some time there on our previous visit … Continue reading

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Kniveton – The little church that smiled

On my last trip north, I took a different route, and that is always an adventure. With never enough time to take side-trips and explore, I can never resist when something just drops in my path, so when, after three … Continue reading

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The church with the castle

After leaving Somerton church. we felt obliged to stop for a drink and absorb what we had seen. Some of the symbolism will be being mulled over for some time. but on a hot summer’s day, there is no better … Continue reading

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