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photoblog image St.Mary's Church, Lynton

St.Mary's Church, Lynton

This is the last of my miscellaneous postings for a few days, next week I will be doing a short series once again.

I have shown pictures from here before I believe but if you didn't see them this is the inside of St.Mary's Church, Lynton, Devon.

The parish church stands on a ridge overlooking the old part of Lynton on one side and the sea on the other. There are seats in the churchyard with fine views to the Foreland and Countisbury. The church dates from the 13th century although the only part remaining from this time is the tower.The nave was rebuilt in 1741 and again in 1893. The church was enlarged several times to accommodate the growing population of residents and visitors in the 19th century. The last big rebuilding was completed in 1904. The church contains a Norman font and a 15th century holy water stop that came from a former chapel of ease at South Furzehill. There is a monument with a painting of a ship in a storm and an elaborate monument to the Wichehalse family of Ley, now Lee Abbey.

St.Mary's Church, Lynton

This is the last of my miscellaneous postings for a few days, next week I will be doing a short series once again.

I have shown pictures from here before I believe but if you didn't see them this is the inside of St.Mary's Church, Lynton, Devon.

The parish church stands on a ridge overlooking the old part of Lynton on one side and the sea on the other. There are seats in the churchyard with fine views to the Foreland and Countisbury. The church dates from the 13th century although the only part remaining from this time is the tower.The nave was rebuilt in 1741 and again in 1893. The church was enlarged several times to accommodate the growing population of residents and visitors in the 19th century. The last big rebuilding was completed in 1904. The church contains a Norman font and a 15th century holy water stop that came from a former chapel of ease at South Furzehill. There is a monument with a painting of a ship in a storm and an elaborate monument to the Wichehalse family of Ley, now Lee Abbey.

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Oct 2009, 02:16
Love the pews, Brian...wooden chairs nailed together! They are a lovely warm colour, too.
Brian Walbey: Quite a lot of churches now have chairs instead of pews Ray. You might have guessed this had a touch of Topaz.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 31 Oct 2009, 05:17
Beautiful old Church Brian and just how did you do the frame, its fantastic
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tony. The frame came from a freebie program called Frame Fun, which I have now dispensed with.
Lovely old church, pity that it doesn't have pews. The chairs make it look a bit untidy.
Brian Walbey: A lot of churches have chairs instead of pews these days Sheila. It does mean they can move them to use the floorspace for other events which is what used to happen centuries ago when they even took their animals in to church and built fires etc.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Oct 2009, 16:36
I've seen the exterior of the church before but nveer been inside so thanks for showing this. As usual, many more seats than parishoners, I should think. Now I know nore about Lee Abbey, too!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. it is a very nice little church inside.
This is a really nice church inside Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes we liked it there very much Linda. Thanks for your comment.
Nicely balanced and composed Brian, and plenty of detail as well.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Les.
The "almost but not quite" centred position is interesting -- I wouldn't have thought of that. And the light and detail are superb! (as usual smile)
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Donald.
This is a very beautiful church I love the led lighting in the windows all churches have so much detail,and floors,walls pillers are very beautiful,and the colour is very nice to,the builders of these churches are marster builders and have an eye for detail.
Brian Walbey: I agree with everything you say Cheryl, we have some lovely old churches all over the country just like this one.
What a beautiful church. Excellent presentation Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
Good framing. I like the colour tones.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Albert.
I can't help it but it reminds me of Bill smile
Brian Walbey: I think I know what you mean paul, I have messed it about in Topaz quite a bit,a trait of Bills smile
excellent, love the detail.
so cool it's empty!
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob, it was the middle of a midweek morning so I got the church pretty much to myself.

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