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Ault Hucknall Church 1/5

After a visit to Hardwick Hall we went on to the little hamlet of Ault Hucknall, Derbyshire, which is known locally as the 'smallest village in England', a claim which can't be proved, the village was much larger in the Middle Ages. It's most significant building is the Church of St.John the Baptist which is Grade I listed and dates back to Saxon times.

Ault Hucknall Church 1/5

After a visit to Hardwick Hall we went on to the little hamlet of Ault Hucknall, Derbyshire, which is known locally as the 'smallest village in England', a claim which can't be proved, the village was much larger in the Middle Ages. It's most significant building is the Church of St.John the Baptist which is Grade I listed and dates back to Saxon times.

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  • Frances
  • United States
  • 11 Feb 2013, 00:34
Brillant crapture! I like how the bricks of the church and the tombstones look almost 3D like.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frances, the light was good and so was the POV to get that feeling to it.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Feb 2013, 01:07
The scene has a jolly, up-lifting feel to it, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I'll take that remark with a pinch of salt Ray, what you really mean is it's full of dead people!! smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • where latitude and longitude meet
  • 11 Feb 2013, 06:55
A chunky little church Brian, nicely framed.,
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a nice little church Chad, not far from where I took that picture of Chad's Post Office I posted a while back.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 11 Feb 2013, 07:46
That look a most facsinating Church, Brian, with lots of different periods of architecture on show
Brian Walbey: It is Lisl and a couple of interesting features in side you will see later in the week.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Feb 2013, 07:59
You know it's on my list, Brian...if ever I'm in your neck of the woods! smile I like the HDRish feel to this.
Brian Walbey: It's had a touch of Topaz Ginnie, as do most of my shots. I hope one day you might even be in my neck of the woods, there are plenty of things to see and photograph as you'll have realised over the years.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Feb 2013, 08:26
Wonderful scene. Love the green grass and the brickwork on the church.
Wonderful POV.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, it is a delightful little church.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Feb 2013, 08:29
Smallest village eh. Just this church and a house??
Brian Walbey: Just the church and a house, that's about it Chris, I even checked it out on Google Earth.
It would seem churlish to challenge their claim Brian. Nice church
Brian Walbey: Just the church and a house, that's about it Bill, I even checked it out on Google Earth.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Feb 2013, 09:46
Classic village church in a lovely setting.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is well situated Mike, and is a fine little church.
a little creepy to me, cemeteries
Brian Walbey: Well over here cemeteries and churches go together, they can't hurt you, they are all dead smile
Those tombstones look ancient, Tom. Wonder if they all date back to Saxon times. Very nicely captured from this angle.
Brian Walbey: I doubt they go back to Saxon times Beverly, probably 1800's and onwards I should think. (BTW it's Brian smile )
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Feb 2013, 14:46
Nope!

I mean it seems quite fresh and vital, despite being so old...could be the lighting, the lush grass, the pleasant design...or a combination of stuff, including the expertise of the photographer.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, sorry to misunderstand your earlier comment. I like to think the expertise of the photographer had something to do with it smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Feb 2013, 15:25
I wonder about the big glass window, according to the length and broadth of the church it must once have been a larger village. The old headstones are sinking into the underground.
Brian Walbey: Yes I don't know what was the other side of the big window, the church was full with people on a social gathering so I couldn't get to see it all. These days there is just the church and a farm in the village.
Nice find Brian. You have done it proud
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet.
I like the fact that they seem to have packed a lot into the building of this little church
Brian Walbey: Yes it has a lot of character, especially inside as you will see.
A very fine and bright shot Brian smile The old churches are great places to walk around!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin. I really enjoyed this one.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Feb 2013, 16:46
A very English looking church, nice stone.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is John, I wonder if the stone might have come from the local area, Hardwick Hall has similar stone.
Sorry, Brian. Must have had one of my senior moments.
Brian Walbey: I get those moments quite regularly these days Beverly, as does my wife errr what's her name ? smile
Wonderful scene with this beautiful light and tones Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
I'll have to take a look there some time!
Brian Walbey: Yes I guess this wouldn't be far from you Tom. We were lucky because we arrived as they were blessing the well dressing and then had refreshments in the church, so we were able to get inside.
That's quite a claim Brian, wonder what the yardstick would be! Lovely capture!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Fred. According to Google earth there is just the church and a farm next door, I can't remember much else to be honest.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Feb 2013, 22:35
It's a beauty. I like mellow stonework very much.
Brian Walbey: Yes a lovely church altogether Alan.
A pleasing, well balanced churchyard picture, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme.
picturesque scene, well composed!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sesan.
Beautiful shot Brian - that church is wonderful with all it's stone!
Brian Walbey: It is a delightful church Elizabeth and in quite a nice situation.

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