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photoblog image St.Stephen's Church, Fylingdales 3/7

St.Stephen's Church, Fylingdales 3/7

The final outside shot of St.Stephen’s church at Fylingdales shows the path up to the main door and the weather darkened grave stones either side of the path.  After being pulled down in 1821 a new church was built at a cost of £886 and this opened in 1822, since when very few changes have been made to the church at all. In 1870 another church, nearer Robin Hoods Bay was built, and in due course St.Stephen’s was used as a mortuary chapel but in 1917 services were resumed until its care was passed to the Churches Conservation Trust.

St.Stephen's Church, Fylingdales 3/7

The final outside shot of St.Stephen’s church at Fylingdales shows the path up to the main door and the weather darkened grave stones either side of the path.  After being pulled down in 1821 a new church was built at a cost of £886 and this opened in 1822, since when very few changes have been made to the church at all. In 1870 another church, nearer Robin Hoods Bay was built, and in due course St.Stephen’s was used as a mortuary chapel but in 1917 services were resumed until its care was passed to the Churches Conservation Trust.

comments (21)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Aug 2012, 00:42
I think this place has real character and individuality, Brian.

What's with the wire fences around the headstones...is that to keep the ghosts from wandering at night?
Brian Walbey: I couldn't quite understand the wire fencing, perhaps they are trying to stop people walking among the gravestones.
excellent image. i like the partly open gate, lends a nice touch
Brian Walbey: Shots with gates always look better if they are open I always feel.
It's actually a very welcoming entrance
Brian Walbey: Yes, and I like the staining from over the years on the gate post.
It is a rugged looking little church Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Bill but very plain inside as you will see tomorrow.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 1 Aug 2012, 05:50
A plain and simple building improved by the addition of a bell tower.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is Chad, but isn't that little bell tower terrific.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Aug 2012, 07:01
It is aesthetically pleasing Brian
Brian Walbey: it's quite a nice little church but as you will see very plain inside.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Aug 2012, 07:50
I like the way you are low down outside the gate, and the way the picture builds up - path, gate, headstones and then the church wall
Brian Walbey: Another good viewpoint to hand Lisl, I was very lucky.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Aug 2012, 09:09
Can you imagine a church being built for £886? It blows my mind, Brian. What a beauty she is in her own simple way. I love these places all over England.
Brian Walbey: £886 wouldn't buy very much for a church these days would it. As you will see it is very plain inside.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Aug 2012, 09:46
Haha, did you open the gate Brian? ;o)

I think I will do a series of closed gate shots!
Brian Walbey: I will own up to opening the gate Mike, how would I have got inside otherwise smile Your idea for a series sounds quite good.
A real cracker of a place to capture Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is Peter, but quite plain inside as you will see.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk till the end of the month.
  • 1 Aug 2012, 10:44
Intersting that the entrance to the church interior is through the grave yard...sort of rinds us of a few things. Perhaps the church officers over the centuries have sussed out the value of such a route to be taken. Supermarkets use similar stratagies to make sure we visit all the food aisles.
Brian Walbey: You mean sort of choosing your own plot on the way to and from the service I presume Richard.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Aug 2012, 10:50
Yes, the church looks inviting - what a lot of old grave stones - nobody is alone. I like the wild flowers there.
Brian Walbey: It is a nice little church but as you will see very plain inside.
this angle I like better
Brian Walbey: I think the open gate makes it look and feel a bit more inviting than yesterdays shot.
Love all the flowers at the entrance and all the stonework, especially the winding path - nice shot Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Martin.
I have a couple of salvaged windows in the barn just like this and plan to do something with them - some day.
Brian Walbey: They are quite plain but a very nice shape aren't they.
As others have commented, full of pleasing characteristics Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is, thanks Fred.
Nice composition of a beautiful building...
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Eduardo.
Wonderful Brian. I wish I could walk through the gate!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, to walk through would be better then being carried through in a boxsmile
The final path...
Brian Walbey: It certainly was for those people Tom.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Aug 2012, 21:03
That is another wonderful shot. Love it. It invites to walk through the gate.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid. I said to Richard Standley better to walk through than be carried through in a box smile
Good series Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.

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