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A November Morning in Leicestershire 1/5


Parish Church of St.Peter & St.Paul, Syston

I don't drive much these days so a friend took me out on 24th.November last and this short series is just a few shots from that journey round Mid and Eastern Leicestershire. 

 

First stop was this lovely old church, sadly I can't tell you much about it as a Google search turns up almost nothing.


It is very nice inside and I took a lot of pictures, one of which you will see on Good Friday, and perhaps some of the others at another time.

A November Morning in Leicestershire 1/5


Parish Church of St.Peter & St.Paul, Syston

I don't drive much these days so a friend took me out on 24th.November last and this short series is just a few shots from that journey round Mid and Eastern Leicestershire. 

 

First stop was this lovely old church, sadly I can't tell you much about it as a Google search turns up almost nothing.


It is very nice inside and I took a lot of pictures, one of which you will see on Good Friday, and perhaps some of the others at another time.

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Mar 2011, 00:39
Looks like a big, gorgeous mausoleum, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Not quite Ray but it is a lovely church inside.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Mar 2011, 06:48
Looks a nice solid building Brian
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Chris and lovely inside.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Mar 2011, 07:17
I love seeing the church from the perspective of the cemetery, Brian. It makes me feel there's a lot of family history 'connected' here.
Brian Walbey: There no doubt is Ginnie, this was a small village at one time.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 14 Mar 2011, 07:28
Well captured
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
It is an impressive looking Church. I couldn't find anything either. I often find stuff on this site

http://www.british-history.ac.uk

but a quick look this morning didn't find anything
Brian Walbey: It is a nice church inside as well Bill. I have that link in my favourites.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Mar 2011, 08:06
I love the POV, great shadows and sun, love the colour of the stones.
Fabulous post and I am glad you have a 'private-driver' wink
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, my balance problems make me wary of going far in the car these days which means Maureen has to do most of the driving.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 14 Mar 2011, 08:14
That's it Brian, start the week with a reminder just to keep us going.
Brian Walbey: That's the general idea Chad, thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 14 Mar 2011, 08:26
lovely shadow fall
Brian Walbey: Low November shadows Chantal.
A beautiful photo Brian with lovely tones.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Laurette.
I'm struck by the large number of old grave stones in this Church cemetery. The angle from which you shot this, Brian, give us a nice perspective.
Brian Walbey: This is looking over the low wall by the road which seemed to be a good angle. Some of the gravestones are very old.
Very good indeed, lots to like about this shot smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
A fine image Brian
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Richard.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 14 Mar 2011, 15:03
Great framing Brian....the tree and grave stones gave you a fantastic DOF....i like that you took the photo St Peter's from the back....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.
Good image, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
Gorgeous shot Brian. Lovely light and shadows in the foreground. Brilliant
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet.
A Beautiful Capture Brian, love the contrast between the blue skies & the shadows on the church.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tim.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Mar 2011, 17:45
Lovely dappled light on the gravestones. A fine capture of an eternal scene.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid, I was so lucky with the light.
An underated part of the country, Brian.
Brian Walbey: All of Leicestershire is lovely Graeme, we were quite surprised when we moved here.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Mar 2011, 21:30
Well, I found this:

Description Parish church, partially C13, with early C14 and perpendicular work, and externally substantially as restored by Ordish, c1870-80. Pink granite rubble with white limestone dressings. West Tower, nave with clerestory and two aisles, and chancel. Buttressed tower is perpendicular, four stages with west doorway in roll moulded and hollow chamfered ogee archway with outer squared hood mould on large and worn corbel heads, with quatrefoils etc., in the spandrels. The door itself is C19 with blank traceried patterns. Large 3 light geometric traceried light above. Two tiered paired lights to bell chamber. Upper stage is of white ashlar. Quatrefoil frieze below embattled parapet with slender angle pinnacles. South aisle is the work of Ordish, but porch is C14; a shallow coped gable, and buttresses with moulded archway springing from a chamfer with a niche over it. Two tiny windows in its east and west walls with stained glass. The fenestration of the aisle is a heavy geometric style with pointed arched stilted hood moulds, with corbels. Ogee arched doorway to east. Ashlar parapet with masks etc. Tomb recess in south wall; moulded arch with inner ogee, early C14. Clerestory is perpendicular with embattled parapet and grotesque gargoyles on pilasters between the windows. The chancel is of c1870-80. It has a 5 light tiered east window with statue in niche above. Quatrefoil frieze to north and pilasters. One pinnacle, and a larger pinnacle marking its eastern end with mutilated fleurons. North aisle details similar to those of south. Inside the Church is largely perpendicular. The west tower arch and its 3 sided responds are embellished with trefoiled panels in the stone. Steep pitch of former nave roof visible above. Nave of 5 bays with two arcades, their hexagonal piers and broad chamfered arches again all decorated with traceried panels. Corbel heads to outer hood mould. Reveals of clerestory windows also panelled. Good perpendicular nave roof, with moulded and chamfered tie beams, and sculptural King and Queen posts, human effigies. Painted wood angel wall posts support tie beams by curved braces, stiffly carved figures carrying emblems and now minus their wings (the two eastern most are restorations) standing on grotesque stone corbel heads. Various carved and painted bosses, foliage, green men etc. North and south aisles both c1879-80, painted rubble. Perpendicular chancel arch, with panelled decoration, but Victorian plain chamfered responds, and low marble screen wall, with fine brass gates, presumably by Ordish. Chancel, north vestry and south chapel are entirely Victorian. Chancel roof of angular timbering; long struts supporting a high collar. Inlaid marble reredos and aumbrey to north with fine brass hinges. Intricately traceried wood screens to north and south. The Sedilia to the south is a C13 survival. 10 sided font, probably C13, with unornamented shield shaped panels, slightly mutilated, on solid base with four shafts. Wood Victorian pulpit, very elaborate; leaning angels support the main body of it, which has carved figures in highly wrought traceried niches. Curved sounding board and canopy above, also ornately worked. Stained glass in the south aisle and in one north aisle window, 1870-80, unattributed. Central panels depicting biblical scenes etc., in wide margins with floral motifs. Chancel window has saints, prophets etc., in architectural settings.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, it sounds a bit technical compared with the reality. I may do a series of the inside later in the year.

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