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photoblog image St.Giles Church - Calke Abbey 1/7

St.Giles Church - Calke Abbey 1/7

As one drives through the parkland at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire, a glance to the right will see the Parish Church of St.Giles, the family church of the Harpur-Crewe family who lived in the house for several generations.  I used this image once before on SC.as a background to my New Year greeting on 1st.January, 2011.  The whole estate is under the watchful eye of the National Trust and is a very popular venue for lots of visitors right through the year.

 

 

St.Giles Church - Calke Abbey 1/7

As one drives through the parkland at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire, a glance to the right will see the Parish Church of St.Giles, the family church of the Harpur-Crewe family who lived in the house for several generations.  I used this image once before on SC.as a background to my New Year greeting on 1st.January, 2011.  The whole estate is under the watchful eye of the National Trust and is a very popular venue for lots of visitors right through the year.

 

 

comments (21)

You really couldn't get any closer to English countryside idyll than this Brian!
Brian Walbey: You certainly couldn't Fred.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Mar 2012, 00:43
Is that a trio of National trust observers I spy, lower left, Brian?

Very fine composition, here.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, I wonder if the sheep were being fed up for the excellent restaurant at Calke Abbey!
This is a beautiful landscape Brian... and now i know how they keep from having to cut the grass around St. Giles Church....petersmile
Brian Walbey: It is lovely parkland Peter, just wait till next week for more of it.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Mar 2012, 06:24
I sure do like your National Trust, Brian!
Brian Walbey: We are lucky Ginnie, this place is only about 20 minutes from us so we go 2 or 3 times a year.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Mar 2012, 07:15
I expect the views are wonderful up there Brian
Brian Walbey: They are indeed Chris, well worth a visit. The Lord of Droitwich and his Lady found their way here last year.
Yes we enjoyed Calke but, as i recall didn't have time to go round the church
Brian Walbey: I know you had quite a schedule of visits on your trip this way last year and Calke needs a good day to do House, gardens, church and the parkland. Not to worry, I will show you a bit more of the church during the week.
Nice view of the Haha Brian
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 5 Mar 2012, 09:38
This looks so English Brian,.
Brian Walbey: Indeed it does Chad.
A lovely, bucolic view that makes me yearn for green grass.
Brian Walbey: I guess by this time of the winter you are getting a bit tired of everywhere being white Mary.
Lovely countryside setting Brian you have captured it well.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much.
such a fresh image of green and kettle
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed, thanks Chantal.
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Mar 2012, 12:46
A beautiful scene Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, the whole of the park at Calke is very attractive.
Pretty, and the grounds look well maintained.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a lovely area of parkland Sheila and the sheep do the grass cutting I guess.
This is indeed a timeless scene, Brian; must have looked this way for centuries.
Brian Walbey: I guess it probably has Beverly.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Mar 2012, 14:38
Oh, this is a peaceful, idyllic photo where the world seems to be still in order - I like the English parkland -scape! The tree on the right hand look very beardy- exotic.
Brian Walbey: It is lovely parkland Philine, indeed the whole estate and house really are worth a visit.
Looks good, is that a ha ha or a wall in a ditch?
Beautiful pastoral scene. (:o)
A wonderful pastoral perspective leadind to the church Brian!
Lovely pastoral scene, Brian. Nice shot. Cheers, Dave.
  • Alan
  • Hodge Close nr Coniston, UK
  • 5 Mar 2012, 22:34
We are very fortunate to have the NT to look after these fine old estates. One sheep appears to have its head up another's backside smile
I can see why it's so popular - a lovely image!!

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