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All Saints Church, Loughborough

All Saints Church, officially All Saints with Holy Trinity is the Church of England parish church of the town of Loughborough, Leicestershire, our nearest big town. The church dates from the 14th century; the tower from the 15th century. It is located on a slight rise within the old town and is probably the site of a pre-Christian place of worship. All Saints is one of the largest parish churches in England, which is an indication of the importance of Loughborough in the medieval wool trade. My very first posting on Shutterchance on 29th.December, 2007 was taken inside this church.

 

All Saints Church, Loughborough

All Saints Church, officially All Saints with Holy Trinity is the Church of England parish church of the town of Loughborough, Leicestershire, our nearest big town. The church dates from the 14th century; the tower from the 15th century. It is located on a slight rise within the old town and is probably the site of a pre-Christian place of worship. All Saints is one of the largest parish churches in England, which is an indication of the importance of Loughborough in the medieval wool trade. My very first posting on Shutterchance on 29th.December, 2007 was taken inside this church.

 

comments (21)

  • Hollie
  • United States
  • 23 May 2014, 01:38
Amazing! Can you read any of the grave markers? I, oddly, enjoy taking photos of cemeteries (especially old ones)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Hollie. I've never looked at the gravestones at this church, they look to be made of local slate which does wear quite quickly in the course of time.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 May 2014, 04:51
This looks so English... smile and familiar.
I love the way you framed it. Impressive.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, yes a very English looking church, sadly not open to the general public very much other than services and concerts etc., like many churches today of course.
This looks a very detailed church, a lot of work gone into the design and building of it. It is a great shame they don't pay the same attention to detail nowadays.
Brian Walbey: It is a fine church inside and out but sadly, like many others, is not open during the day for visitors, for obvious reasons1
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, England
  • 23 May 2014, 05:58
That is a very fine Wool Church, Brian
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Lisl, sadly it is closed most of the time other than for services etc., like many other churches these days.
So, this church has more significance than first meets the eye, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Indeed it does Ginnie, it is sadly closed most of the time when there isn't anything going on, but it is a popular venue for local orchestras and choirs to present concerts at weekends, I seem to recall singing in there myself on one occasion.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 May 2014, 06:56
A fine & glorious building seen on the perfect spring day
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Chris, as Astrid says a very English looking church.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 May 2014, 08:00
Nicely composed as ever Brian - the tree balancing the tower admirably.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike, by now the leaves will be out on the tree blocking off the east end no doubt.
Looks a beautiful building and setting...........a lovely shot Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, it is a very fine church inside and outside.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 23 May 2014, 10:07
Those are very upright stones in the graveyard Brian.
Brian Walbey: They must have been very upright people in Loughborough in the old days Chad smile
Obviously well kept.
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Mary, inside and outside, the Holy Trinity referred to in its naming is another Anglican church in Loughborough that had to close because it was too expensive trying to keep both churches open so all the money can be used to keep this one in good shape.
great composition
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
so much detail here Brian..well looked after grass as well!
Thanks for sharing Brian!
Brian Walbey: It was just the right morning light wise to take this. It is right in the centre of town so I guess that is one reason it is well looked after.
A fine building in a style that was copied by the Victorians.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Tom, but this is definitely not Victorian, a lovely church inside and out.
  • Shane
  • England
  • 23 May 2014, 17:56
This is a cracking shot ...very nice
Brian Walbey: Thanks Shane, the light was just right on that morning.
Another beautiful picture Brian. There are always interesting things to be seen in and around churches.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Suzanne. Euchres are one of my favourite subjects.
This beautiful church has been so well maintained through the centuries Brian!
Brian Walbey: Indeed it has Richard, sadly isn't open all the time to get inside to photograph.
  • ....peter:)
  • Moonbeam, Ontario, Canada
  • 23 May 2014, 18:53
It is a grand Church Brian and i like the way that you framed it through the trees....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Yes it is Peter, thanks for your comment.
A fine church Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a fine church inside and out Bill. I seem to remember doing a concert in here at some time or other, it has a lot of them, both orchestras and choirs.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 May 2014, 21:14
It's amazing to learn of the number of places in the UK that made fame and fortune from wool. So very different those days. The church is very impressive.
Brian Walbey: Yex there are lots of areas where the Wool barons paid for local churches, this one must have cost quite a bit.
That's a beauty Brian
Brian Walbey: It is Janet, both inside and outside.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 May 2014, 22:47
Your twig filter put to wonderful use, here, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks ray, it is probably a twig and leaf filter by now.

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