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Ault Hucknall Church 5/5

As I said yesterday the church of St.John the Baptist at Ault Hucknall was quite full when we made our visit, which rather restricted much in the way of photography, but I did find this little bell and plaque on the wall which was quite attractive. Close to Hardwick Hall, Ault Hucknall is also the final resting place of the famous philosopher, and secretary to successive 17th Century Earls and Dukes of Devonshire, Thomas Hobbes, who died at Hardwick in 1679.

Ault Hucknall Church 5/5

As I said yesterday the church of St.John the Baptist at Ault Hucknall was quite full when we made our visit, which rather restricted much in the way of photography, but I did find this little bell and plaque on the wall which was quite attractive. Close to Hardwick Hall, Ault Hucknall is also the final resting place of the famous philosopher, and secretary to successive 17th Century Earls and Dukes of Devonshire, Thomas Hobbes, who died at Hardwick in 1679.

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Feb 2013, 00:26
So, Brian, does the bell have a purpose, or is it merely a decoration?
Brian Walbey: It is certainly a memorial for this man but whether it is ever used I don't know.
  • Frances
  • United States
  • 15 Feb 2013, 01:05
Excellent shot! I have been enjoying this series Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frances.
I like this very much Brian... the reflections from the bell back onto the wall... and it's a fine looking brass plaque as well....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Yes I enjoy finding little cameo shots like this churches.
I like this composition - with the bell shadow!
Brian Walbey: Yes I enjoy finding little cameo shots like this churches.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Feb 2013, 07:40
I continue to be amazed by how old some of these people were when they died, Brian, back in the age when supposedly people didn't live as long as now. My dad was 78 and my mom was 80 when they died!
Brian Walbey: I know what you mean about age Ginnie, although I guess in those times a lot had to do with ones standard of living in some ways, meaning healthy diets and not doing manual jobs. My dad was 80 and my Mum was 86 when they died, 26 and 20 years ago respectively, time has sped by since then it seems.
Excellent capture Brian. I enjoyed your series!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Feb 2013, 08:39
This is a form of immortality Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Chris, a bit like your bench smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • where latitude and longitude meet
  • 15 Feb 2013, 10:28
A fine minimal composition Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad, I like little cameos like this in churches.
warm colours, good composition
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
I'm sure he'd be happy with that Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes I'm sure he would Janet, I wonder if it is ever used for anything?
When you ring that bell it's enough to wake the dead
Brian Walbey: You get the award for best pun of the day so far Bill smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Feb 2013, 13:41
Was this the 19th century equivalent of "Let's give him a ring and see if he's free"? wink An unusual memorial to someone.
Brian Walbey: Lol. I wonder what made the people of the time choose a bell, it makes for a pleasant little shot though.
Very nice Brian, I do like the shiny brass and knotted rope pull smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, that rope pull is quite attractive I thought.
Very interesting Brian. The Devonshires are very distance relatives of my late mum.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pauline.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Feb 2013, 16:21
An angel gets his wings (It's a wonderful life)
Brian Walbey: I like the words "entered into rest" so much more pleasant than died.
A good age for the day - must have been a healthy place to live!
Brian Walbey: Right out in the countryside Tom, away from all the dirt and smog of the times I suppose.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 15 Feb 2013, 20:40
I always enjoy your interesting Church series, Brian. As a Church-crawler myself, perhaps I should consider doing something similar one day
Brian Walbey: Thanks Lisl. I have some more churches coming up but am spreading them out a bit so as not to get too boring. I am always disappointed when I go to a church and it is closed though. Back in 2010 I posted 15 church collages, from 5th.- 16th.April, and 26th.- 30th April, each with a sacred music video attached, you might like to find time one day to browse back through them.
The previous few days have shown a very pleasant country churh, Brian, but this little detail is superb.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme, I like little churches like this, so different, and much more simple, than the big places.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Feb 2013, 22:00
That is a very complicated piece of rope work on the bell Brian!
Brian Walbey: I thought that Mike, but it is also quite clean so perhaps isn't used these days.

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