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A Thousand Miles of History XXXVIII: The Balance of Power…

The church in St Cleer may be dedicated to St Clarus, the missionary saint who fled to France to escape the importunate advances of an amorous noblewoman, but at first glance, that seemed to be one of the few nods … 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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Angels and Demons at St Mary’s…

I am surprised that my son continues to allow me to stop the car outside churches when we are out and about. “I won’t be above a few minutes…” invariably gives him time for a snooze, but on this occasion, … Continue reading

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Going west – Kilpeck’s west window

You’d have to go a long way to beat the door at Kilpeck church, but the western wall has a place all of its own. You might be forgiven for thinking it was a bit of Norse  construction… and the … 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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What lies behind that Norman door? #writephoto from ladyleemanila

Reblogged from ladyleemanila What lies behind that Norman door? A door so old and intricate Shall we go and see its core? Church in the middle of a moor I bet inside is the abbot What lies behind that Norman … Continue reading

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Where were we? Norman stone and red wine…

Two glasses of red wine appeared out of nowhere and were placed on the table by the inglenook. “You’ve nursed those long enough, ladies,” said the landlord, removing the long-empty coffee cups. We looked at the wine in some confusion, … Continue reading

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After tentatively asking permission, we were finally inside the church at Ogbourne St Andrew. We never know what to expect from these places when we visit for the first time, preferring to look first and research later. If you know … Continue reading

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Closed doors…

We were finally en route for our destination, but having noticed a church on the way to the White Horse, we felt it incumbent upon us to pay a courtesy call. These single celled churches with the little bellcote often … Continue reading

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Clunch, dollies and green lions…

Rain stopped play. By the time we reached the cars after our visit to the White Horse at Uffington, any plans we had tentatively formed for walking to Wayland’s Smithy were washed away. Instead, we sought shelter, cider and lunch … Continue reading

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