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Churchyard View

A short while ago I posted a series of images of the beautiful little parish church of St.Peter Ad Vincula in the Warwickshire village of Hampton Lucy. This is the first of two further images taken from the churchyard grounds that I didn’t show in that previous series. The churchyard had been freshly mown in the walking areas just before we went there but as you can see the areas round the gravestones have been left to nature. St. Peter’s Church was re-built in 1826 on the site of the medieval church, funded by Rev. John Lucy, and designed by Thomas Rickman.

Churchyard View

A short while ago I posted a series of images of the beautiful little parish church of St.Peter Ad Vincula in the Warwickshire village of Hampton Lucy. This is the first of two further images taken from the churchyard grounds that I didn’t show in that previous series. The churchyard had been freshly mown in the walking areas just before we went there but as you can see the areas round the gravestones have been left to nature. St. Peter’s Church was re-built in 1826 on the site of the medieval church, funded by Rev. John Lucy, and designed by Thomas Rickman.

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Apr 2013, 00:54
The greenery really appeals to me here, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes the churchyard has been left a bit untidy like this but somehow it doesn't seem to matter.
  • Frances
  • United States
  • 27 Apr 2013, 02:49
Outstanding Brian! This image has great clarity and the coloring (green) is wonderful. I would love to have a picnic in that churchyard. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frances. There is a nice bench centre left that you could sit and have your picnic on as well.
The grounds and surrounds are really beautiful - I like the point of view here!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, churchyards aren't usually left only partially cut like this but somehow I quite like it.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Apr 2013, 07:16
A lovely shot taken around this time of year from the look of it Brian
Brian Walbey: Taken during the last weekend in May last year Chris on our short weekend break to Charlecote, which is only a mile or so down the road.
Is that usual in most grave yards? Here we always mow thoroughly around the stones.
Brian Walbey: It is unusual not to see the whole churchyard mown Mary but all of the graves have paths cleared to them, somehow I find it quite nice, the living and the dead in harmony together.
Lovely angle Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I quite liked the fact that not all of the churchyard had been mown.
That certainly is a very fine tower!
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Tom.
A restful scene, Brian. I can feel the warmth. Apparently many churchyards are now left unmown to encourage wildlife.
Brian Walbey: I hadn't thought about that reason for not clearing churchyards completely Graeme.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Apr 2013, 07:55
A lot of churchyeards are left to nature now to encourage wildlife. This is a delightful view.
Brian Walbey: Yes so Graeme suggests Alan. It is a nice place to visit.

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