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Hawkshead Parish Church 1/7

Hawkshead’s Parish church, St Michael’s & All Angels, photographed here from the northwestern end, dates mainly from the 15th Century; it replaced an early 12th Century chapel. Dominating the Lake District village, it was lime washed until 1875. The flagged floor was completed in the late 18th Century when ‘intramural burials’ ceased; prior to that, the earthen floor was strewn with rushes.

Hawkshead Parish Church 1/7

Hawkshead’s Parish church, St Michael’s & All Angels, photographed here from the northwestern end, dates mainly from the 15th Century; it replaced an early 12th Century chapel. Dominating the Lake District village, it was lime washed until 1875. The flagged floor was completed in the late 18th Century when ‘intramural burials’ ceased; prior to that, the earthen floor was strewn with rushes.

comments (15)

It's a very handsome building - with a lovely sky as a backdrop!
Brian Walbey: Wait till you see the inside tomorrow.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 16 Jul 2018, 05:19
Très jolie église, j'aime ces vieilles pierres.
Brian Walbey: Most of it was built in the 1400's so it is very old.
A "perfect" parish church, Brian...exactly as I remember them from your fair country!
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Ginnie. If you do get a spare minute tomorrow to take a quick look at my blog the inside is, I think, everything you like about our old churches, so much to photograph.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 16 Jul 2018, 06:50
It's lovely, I like the gold weather cock
Brian Walbey: Wait till you see the inside tomorrow Chris.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 16 Jul 2018, 06:54
That's a fine-looking Church, Brian. Can't wait to go inside
Brian Walbey: You've only got to wait until tomorrow for the inmside Lisl, there is so much to photograph, you would spend ages in there with your seeing eye camera.
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 16 Jul 2018, 07:25
Brian, what a wonderful church this is and I love the shiny cock. Indeed what Ginnie says, the "perfect" parish church.
Brian Walbey: It is a fine village church Astrid, my main shot of the inside is here tomorrow, it comes as a big surprise.
A fine rugged looking church Brian
Brian Walbey: Wait till you see the inside tomorrow Bill.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 16 Jul 2018, 08:00
It looks comfortable sat on a small rounded hill Brian.
Brian Walbey: Wait till you see the inside tomorrow Chad.
I love these tower churches.
Brian Walbey: This is a lovely old village church.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Jul 2018, 17:01
Interesting to hear about the floor. I wonder if that was true with other churches which have burial stones inside?
Brian Walbey: Very likely Alan.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Jul 2018, 17:01
Very good photograph. Those intramural graves was a shocker when I first came across them. We don't have them and walking over graves is considered a no-no.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Louis. A lot of churchs do have graves under the floor from centuries gone by, but it is not a common practice these days, one can't avoid walking over them. Outside in the churchyard I always try and avoid walking across any areas that appear to have graves beneath them.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Jul 2018, 17:24
What a solid, castle-like church -what is sitting there on the roof of the tower? A dwarf?
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely church Philine, wait till you see the inside on Tuesday. The thing on the tower is the weather vane in the form of a Cockerel, I'm surprised Ginnie didn't pick up on that.
a beautiful shot and the bright day really adds to it, Brian, in my opinion. for some reason, i found the clock a bit out of place on this church.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush. I suspect the clock must have been added long after the tower was built, it doesn't quite match does it.
A solid looking structure!
Brian Walbey: Indeed a very fine church Tom.
Just imagine how many people have attended this Parish Church since it was constructed. Looking forward to seeing the inside tomorrow, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Even though it is in a village no doubt hundreds of people have worshipped in it over the centuries. I do hope you like the inside if you get time to have a look on Tuesday.

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