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photoblog image A Stroll At Calke Abbey #4

A Stroll At Calke Abbey #4

 A short walk along a separate path from the front of the house leads you to the church which, perhaps as a result of Calkes monastic origins, has unusual status as a 'peculiar' outside the normal diocesan organisation. The original church was built in the late 16th Century and recased in Gothic style by Sir George Crewe in 1827-9. It contains a number of monuments including one to Henry Harpur Crewe who gave Calke to the National Trust.

A Stroll At Calke Abbey #4

 A short walk along a separate path from the front of the house leads you to the church which, perhaps as a result of Calkes monastic origins, has unusual status as a 'peculiar' outside the normal diocesan organisation. The original church was built in the late 16th Century and recased in Gothic style by Sir George Crewe in 1827-9. It contains a number of monuments including one to Henry Harpur Crewe who gave Calke to the National Trust.

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Another outstanding picture Brian. For some reason this picture and the one you posted yesterday really seems to stand out. They are really good Pictures, with great color.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frances. I think I was lucky on that day with sunny conditions with a hint of cloud, plus I nearly always use a touch of the Topaz Adjust plug-in to slightly lift the colours in my images. http://www.topazlabs.com/adjust/
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Sep 2011, 01:09
Fine image, Brian.

As for the castle/church, I feel it could do with "robes" of ivy.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray. I guess the ivy would give it even more character, it is in a lovely spot. I am going to do a short series on the church later this year.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 15 Sep 2011, 08:04
Great looking building this is more than a hundred years older that any thing in Australia
Brian Walbey: It is indeed vintage and in a lovely spot. Although we have old places no doubt you have your own historic places in Australia that are landmarks for your nation.
  • Alan
  • Portland, Oregon
  • 15 Sep 2011, 13:42
It's a fine photograph, Brian, of a fine-looking church. Do you know sif St. George had anything to do with the town of Crewe?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. Google tells me they were a Derbyshire family originally called Harpur. They changed it to Crewe in the 1800's and finally to Harpur-Crewe.
Lovely little church Brian, in a very pleasant setting. Nice shot
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Janet, I will do a short series on it later in the year.
There is so much charm to this little church, Brian, and you were able to capture it brilliantly.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a lovely little church Beverly, I am going to do a series on it, inside and out, before long.
A stern looking building, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is Tom but it is also quite a nice one inside.
Looks a very robust little church, very strong colours smile
Brian Walbey: It is Dave, and the stone is quite dark that it is built from.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Sep 2011, 21:30
A very dainty little church - almost like a cake decoration!
Brian Walbey: I never thought of that Mike but yes, it does look a bit like that.
The Victorians loved their Gothic! They did tend to overdo it at times
Brian Walbey: It is a nice little church though Bill, i am doing a series on it, inside and out, in the near future.
Awww cool church, Brian Excellent composition & capture! wink
Brian Walbey: It is Sue, thanks very much.
An interesting looking place, nice shot Brian
Brian Walbey: The whole estate is a good place to visit John, the little church is simple but nice inside.

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