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Elvaston Castle 7/10

The full title of the church in the midst of Elvaston Castle Country Park is St.Bartholemew’s, Elvaston cum Thulston cum Ambaston, presumably all nearby villages. The oldest part of the church, which dates from circa 1200, is the chancel, although it was restored and lengthened in 1905. The Perpendicular west tower is of medieval origin as is most of the remainder of the church. Sadly the church was closed while we were there but services are still held each Sunday morning and the celebrants are proud to acknowledge they still use the 1662 Book Of Common Prayer for worship.

Elvaston Castle 7/10

The full title of the church in the midst of Elvaston Castle Country Park is St.Bartholemew’s, Elvaston cum Thulston cum Ambaston, presumably all nearby villages. The oldest part of the church, which dates from circa 1200, is the chancel, although it was restored and lengthened in 1905. The Perpendicular west tower is of medieval origin as is most of the remainder of the church. Sadly the church was closed while we were there but services are still held each Sunday morning and the celebrants are proud to acknowledge they still use the 1662 Book Of Common Prayer for worship.

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Nov 2012, 02:00
Topiary versus headstones...I'm betting on the headstones...
Brian Walbey: They will certainly have been there longer I should think Ray.
Very lovely - I imagine they should be proud of everything here!
Brian Walbey: Yes it seems to be in a bit better shape than the house.
Wonderful composition Brian... but i think that the headstones could use a bit of propping up....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter. I guess the headstones have been there quite a long time.
nice composition
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal, it is a difficult church to get a good POV on.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Nov 2012, 07:21
Very nice Brian: how good to know they still use the 1662 form of worship
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, I somehow thought you'd be pleased to read about the 1662.
The leaning stones make it interesting, visually, don't you think.
Brian Walbey: Yes I do Mary, it certainly helps to gibe some idea of the age of this place.
The topiary seems to have spilled over from yesterday's Brian. Nice shot of the church from this angle.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet. There is a lot of topiary about in the gardens.
I have enjoyed the last three images very much, Brian. Gothic revival of first half of 1800's was also worked here in Spain and obtained some very interesting pieces as well.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Juan, I guess a lot of Europe has Gothic revival architecture from that period.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Nov 2012, 13:48
a very fine, old church - and I like the inclining headstones - today is 'Eternity-Sunday' in our Protestant church - and we commemorate our deads.
Brian Walbey: Yes it looks quite old doesn't it. We don't have that celebration in our Baptist church bit the Church of England usually does.
Did you see the oldest head stone with it's date?
Brian Walbey: Sadly I never thought to look Jacquelyn.
Nice presentation, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
Quite a beautiful old church Brian. Fine capture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, what a shame I couldn't go inside though.
Very nicely presented, Brian. (That prayerbook must be getting well thumbed by now)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme. I believe there is a lot of mixed feelings in the C.of E.regarding use of that particular prayerbook, both for and against.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Nov 2012, 22:04
What a beauty; worthy of such a name, too. The tower looks out of proportion to the church. perhaps that had the name the church mounted vertically? wink Glorious lighting in this.
Brian Walbey: Yes the tower, if laid down is longer than them main part of the church isn't it.

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