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photoblog image A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

BUTTERMERE 7/7

To finish our visit to Buttermere we went in to the small Church of St James, which is situated at the junction of the Honister and Newlands passes. The original chapel was consecrated in 1507, while the present building dates from 1840, and was restored in 1930. A special feature is the wrought iron ‘Shepherd’s Gate’, at the entry to the porch. There is an antique organ, dated 1820. The East window by Henry Holiday, dated 1893, has Mary, Martha and a cherub head. Wordsworth said ‘A man must be very unsensible who would not be touched at the sight of the chapel of Buttermere’. There is a stone tablet set into the window sill of a south window as a memorial to Alfred Wainwright, the famous walker and author of guidebooks. The window looks out on his favourite place to walk, Haystacks, where at his wish his ashes were scattered.

 

A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

BUTTERMERE 7/7

To finish our visit to Buttermere we went in to the small Church of St James, which is situated at the junction of the Honister and Newlands passes. The original chapel was consecrated in 1507, while the present building dates from 1840, and was restored in 1930. A special feature is the wrought iron ‘Shepherd’s Gate’, at the entry to the porch. There is an antique organ, dated 1820. The East window by Henry Holiday, dated 1893, has Mary, Martha and a cherub head. Wordsworth said ‘A man must be very unsensible who would not be touched at the sight of the chapel of Buttermere’. There is a stone tablet set into the window sill of a south window as a memorial to Alfred Wainwright, the famous walker and author of guidebooks. The window looks out on his favourite place to walk, Haystacks, where at his wish his ashes were scattered.

 

comments (12)

  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: Where the sun rises first in England
  • 15 Sep 2013, 00:16
The middle top does it for me Brian .... but I guess you guessed that from the start
Brian Walbey: It is my favourite picture of this collage Richard.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Sep 2013, 00:33
Uncommonly handsome sheep, Brian...they, I suppose, are what's left of the congregation...
Brian Walbey: Or whats left after the congregation went home for Sunday lunch :
Very pretty chapel - your montage shows it off well.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Sep 2013, 07:18
Yes, it is a lovely chapel, well cared for with all the flowers. And the herdwick are enjoying the green meadows arounf the church. Your information about wordsworth and Wainwright is interesting.
Did you also visit the Maid of Buttermere?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine. I wasn't aware of the "Maid of Buttermere" thing until I Googled it.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Sep 2013, 07:57
A fine collage Brian. I like the Herdwick sheep in front of the building
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, they posed for me very well.
Lovely collage Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 15 Sep 2013, 10:24
Love the middle shot with the sheep posing so beautifully.
Brian Walbey: It is my favourite picture of this collage Mary.
Another fine work !
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much.
Superb collage Brian! Well done.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Sep 2013, 21:35
I've tried to get interior shots of this fine church and have failed miserably. These are wonderful, though and I love the exterior view with the two Herdwicks and the mountains beyond; very evocative.
Brian Walbey: I somehow thought you might like the outside shot Alan, I was lucky the sheep were just in that position at the time.
You've presented these lovely images expertly in this collage, Brian. I am also taken by the beauty of the top middle picture. The subject matter and composition are superb and could very well stand on its own.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Beverly, it is a lovely little village church, and as for the top picture I thought about posting it alone but I felt it better to post the church as a collage than separate shots.
Middle top > with the sheep > is my favourite image.
Brian Walbey: Yes I think that is most peoples favourite, including me.

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