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Baddesley Clinton 7/7

ST.MICHAEL’S CHURCH

Just a short walk from the main house at Baddesley Clinton is St.Michael’s Church. The first church here was dedicated to St James, but the current dedication is to St Michael. The layout is simple, consisting of a west tower, nave, and chancel. The tower is worth noting; it was added around 1500 by the lord of the manor, Nicholas Brome, as penitence for murdering the local priest. The chancel windows are 16th century, but there is a two-light 13th century window in the north wall of the nave. The south doorway probably dates to the late 13th century also. The font is a simple 16th century affair in octagonal shape. I have only included two inside shots of the church, and one of them is a bit blurred sadly, but I hope you can get a general feeling of how attractive this little church is inside.  We are in Birmingham today on a local photo groups outing to the canal area of the city so I may not have time to answer any comments or view your postings, I will catch up tomorrow.

 

Baddesley Clinton 7/7

ST.MICHAEL’S CHURCH

Just a short walk from the main house at Baddesley Clinton is St.Michael’s Church. The first church here was dedicated to St James, but the current dedication is to St Michael. The layout is simple, consisting of a west tower, nave, and chancel. The tower is worth noting; it was added around 1500 by the lord of the manor, Nicholas Brome, as penitence for murdering the local priest. The chancel windows are 16th century, but there is a two-light 13th century window in the north wall of the nave. The south doorway probably dates to the late 13th century also. The font is a simple 16th century affair in octagonal shape. I have only included two inside shots of the church, and one of them is a bit blurred sadly, but I hope you can get a general feeling of how attractive this little church is inside.  We are in Birmingham today on a local photo groups outing to the canal area of the city so I may not have time to answer any comments or view your postings, I will catch up tomorrow.

 

comments (12)

Very stately, isn't it! You show it off well!
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a really lovely old fashioned church.
another fine greeting card, I see a series to sell
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal. Not a series I'm afraid, a one-off for Sunday.
  • Chris
  • Bathampton
  • 16 Mar 2014, 07:21
Nice little church: St Michael gets everywhere in the UK!
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a lovely little church Chris, there are a lot of St.Michael's about I agree.
Can you imagine getting away with building something as a penitence for murdering someone.

"Well me lud I know as like I murdered 'im but I thought I'd maybe build a conservatory on the back of your 'ouse as penitence like"
Brian Walbey: I can think of a few people I'd gladly strangle but I can't afford my own conservatory leave alone someone else's!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Mar 2014, 08:16
Centre top is the pick of these for me Brian.
Brian Walbey: I rather like that one Mike.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Mar 2014, 08:17
A lovely, typically English church! Enjoy your photo outing!
Brian Walbey: yes very English Philine and also very old. We had a lovely sunny day in Birmingham.
That is a sweet little church. My church is St Michaels too.
Brian Walbey: I think St.Michael is quite a popular patron saint.
Looks a very nice little church, I like all the natural stone
Brian Walbey: Yes it is am lovely little country church Martin.
  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 16 Mar 2014, 12:36
Bottom right...in the strong sunlight...is my favourite, Brian.
Brian Walbey: My favourite is bottom left but I do actually like them all to be honest.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Mar 2014, 16:30
A delightful church. Hopefully you've had some fine weather for your outing and no doubt will share the photos with us.
Brian Walbey: Isn't it delightful Alan. We had a lovely day in the canals area of Birmingham although the light was very bright and contrasty, I will sort some images out in due course.
Another fine collage Brian. I enjoyed your series.
I trust you spent a great day in Birmingham!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard. We had a lovely day in the canals area of Birmingham although the light was very bright and contrasty, I will sort some images out in due course.
A pleasing tour round, Brian. I'd visit, but I fear the Lord of the Manor looks a touch forbidding!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme. I soon knocked the Lord of the Manor into his place, quite a nice bloke actually smile

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