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photoblog image Lythe Parish Church 4/7

Lythe Parish Church 4/7

The church of St.Oswald today contains legacies from the past and fine craftsmanship from our own times. The result is a most successful new creation which brings everything into complete harmony. The best place to begin a tour of the building is just under the gallery at the west end. There are the old stones carved by the descendants of the Vikings, marvellously preserved to our day (other fragments may be seen on application to the Churchwardens or the Rector). As your eye travels up the Church you see the beautiful proportions of the design and the fine beams of the roof. When you walk up the Nave the wall on the left is one of the original walls, supported by great buttresses outside. On it are memorials to the Phipps family. 

Lythe Parish Church 4/7

The church of St.Oswald today contains legacies from the past and fine craftsmanship from our own times. The result is a most successful new creation which brings everything into complete harmony. The best place to begin a tour of the building is just under the gallery at the west end. There are the old stones carved by the descendants of the Vikings, marvellously preserved to our day (other fragments may be seen on application to the Churchwardens or the Rector). As your eye travels up the Church you see the beautiful proportions of the design and the fine beams of the roof. When you walk up the Nave the wall on the left is one of the original walls, supported by great buttresses outside. On it are memorials to the Phipps family. 

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Sep 2011, 02:20
Very fine work, Brian.

If it was mine, I might have been tempted to use an unpatterned background on which to paste the pics.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray. On reflection you might be right about the background, it has caused some humour which is what life is all about isn't it.
The stonework is beautiful! Love it!
Brian Walbey: It is altogether a lovely church for a small village Elizabeth.
  • Debb
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Sep 2011, 04:04
wonderful photo.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Debb. (I see you now come from the United Kingdom, an overnight change of nationality it seems smile )
At first i thought that the breaks were marble pillars Brian... you did a fine job of putting this grand old church together with this collage.... superb work....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Peter.
A delightful church beautifully presented Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, it is a lovely church, especially for what would have been a tiny village.
Rather ironic that so many churches are empty for most hours in a week.
Following on from Peter. I thought the scaffolding poles were rather dominant {grin]
Brian Walbey: Yes and sadly some are still empty on Sundays as well Richard, of all denominations.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Sep 2011, 09:16
Bet it's got loads of atmosphere: that looks like a fine screen up there
Brian Walbey: It's a lovely church Chris, it does have a fine screen, as does the one at Dunster that I will be showing in due course.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 29 Sep 2011, 09:44
You have capture great building craftsmanship
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much vintage.
Wonderful pictures Brian. It gives me the feel of being in there. It really is a wonderful old church.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frances. It is a lovely church and one I would visit again given the opportunity.
I love this three way collage
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Chantal.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 29 Sep 2011, 11:36
I rather like this presentation Brian. It certainly gives a real sense of the space.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad, this was the only way to get the width in one presentation.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Sep 2011, 12:09
this is a very lovely looking church, great floor smile
Brian Walbey: yes it is Linda, I would give it a re-visit quite happily.
  • Debb
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Sep 2011, 14:01
Yeah, after about 15 pictures, having to change it from US to UK, it suddenly got the point and decided I am actually in the UK. Mind you, a few months ago, it decided I was in Germany. World traveller without even leaving home.
Brian Walbey: And all for the price of an SC subscription Debb, mind you we have so many friends on here from all over the planet we get to see a really good selection of views from other countries.
  • Alan
  • Portland, Oregon
  • 29 Sep 2011, 15:47
An excellent presentation, Brian; what an attractive church this is. Like Peter, I first initially that the breaks were supporting pillars (still sleepy! smile )
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Alan.
Wow that church is so big and spacious inside, far bigger than it looks from the outside. Very well captured.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is Sheila and most interesting for a little village church.
Wonderful picture!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Victoria.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Sep 2011, 21:00
A lovely presentation of the inside of the church.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Cherie.
Magnificent church Brian. I love the flagstone floor
Brian Walbey: Yes it was a small village church well worth visiting Pamela.

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