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photoblog image St.Stephen's Church, Fylingdales 6/7

St.Stephen's Church, Fylingdales 6/7

To finish my images from inside St.Stephen’s Church here is a general view taken from up in the gallery which gives an idea of just how plain and simple it all is.  What it also gives a good example of is the layout of the box pews on the ground floor and a look down down into the Three-decker pulpit.

St.Stephen's Church, Fylingdales 6/7

To finish my images from inside St.Stephen’s Church here is a general view taken from up in the gallery which gives an idea of just how plain and simple it all is.  What it also gives a good example of is the layout of the box pews on the ground floor and a look down down into the Three-decker pulpit.

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very well chosen POV
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal, it allowed me to get most of this lovely little church all in one shot.
  • Richard T
  • Back in Leicester UK
  • 4 Aug 2012, 07:22
... and I bet the locals were given specific stalls to sit in and never to sit just anywhere. Extreme social control I guess.
Brian Walbey: Posh people at the front and the proletariat at the rear I should think Richard.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Aug 2012, 09:16
an interesting perspective - I assumer you are standing on the gallery - a fascinating church and Would like to talk to one of its members how they might feel there... Richard might be right- but we know such stalls in our old protestant churches, too.
Brian Walbey: This was a good viewpoint to shows most of the church Philine. Sadly it has no members as it is no longer in use, but I find it interesting that you have similar seating in some of your churches.
very interesting Brian, Richard made the point
Brian Walbey: Thanks Juan, I believe such box pews were allocated out to the important local families at the front, ie.the rich people, and the "others" at the back, fortunately times have changed a little bit, but not completely.
Never seen one of those Brian but it is compact.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a lovely little church, what a shame it is no longer used.
Good angle, I like the doors on the pews, perhaps the same families have used the same rows for generations.
Brian Walbey: Yes it was a good viewpoint John. No doubt each family has its own pew while the church was still in use.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Aug 2012, 17:49
You sure it's not some sort of storage unit for IKEA boxes of some sort? wink It looks very clinical and almost sterile. A good view from the gallery.
Brian Walbey: It's more like a chapel than what was presumably a C.of E.church, the most the people could afford I suppose.
The very image of plain living and high thinking smile
Brian Walbey: I guess that's how it was among country peoples at that time Tom.
Wow - that is quite a pulpit- why would they need three levels for it?
Brian Walbey: I don't know why Elizabeth but you might remember I showed you this http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/image/2012/02/24/stmarys-church-whitby-57/ a while back and these two places are only a few miles apart so perhaps it was a local thing.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Aug 2012, 06:25
I wonder if it was used as a Milking-shed at some stage in its history, Brian?
Brian Walbey: I don't think so Ray smile the only Christian ones of those are those massive places in the States where caterwauling evangelists try to persuade all those attending that all will be well if they hand over everything they own, isn't that called milking the audience!

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