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photoblog image Eyam Parish Church 4/7

Eyam Parish Church 4/7

The first recorded rector of the parish began his ministry in 1250, the buildings themselves date from Saxon times. The north aisle has a font of Saxon origins, and Norman pillars which may well rest on Saxon foundations. It also has a Norman window at the west end. The nave of the church is of medieval design (about 1350), and in the eighteenth century contained three galleries which were removed during the nineteenth century restoration. There was also a medieval chancel, and north and south aisles - all smaller than they are today. The tower was built in the seventeenth century, housing four of its six bells. The Victorians were great church builders and developers, and their work at St Lawrence included doubling the width of the north aisle to commemorate the bicentenary of the Eyam Plague in 1868. Work done over the next twenty years included a new porch, roof, vestries and clerestory windows (on the south side of the nave), and the renovation of the east end and south aisle.

Eyam Parish Church 4/7

The first recorded rector of the parish began his ministry in 1250, the buildings themselves date from Saxon times. The north aisle has a font of Saxon origins, and Norman pillars which may well rest on Saxon foundations. It also has a Norman window at the west end. The nave of the church is of medieval design (about 1350), and in the eighteenth century contained three galleries which were removed during the nineteenth century restoration. There was also a medieval chancel, and north and south aisles - all smaller than they are today. The tower was built in the seventeenth century, housing four of its six bells. The Victorians were great church builders and developers, and their work at St Lawrence included doubling the width of the north aisle to commemorate the bicentenary of the Eyam Plague in 1868. Work done over the next twenty years included a new porch, roof, vestries and clerestory windows (on the south side of the nave), and the renovation of the east end and south aisle.

comments (9)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Apr 2015, 00:59
Warm-looking interior, and doesn't seem self-conscious about being a continuous work-in-progress, Brian.
Brian Walbey: yes a nice feeling church Ray, and hopefully all the modifications are all done with.
I like seeing the old blocks above
Brian Walbey: Some very fine stonework isn't there.
Wonderful with these arches repetition Brian!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Richard, very fine arches.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Apr 2015, 06:43
There is a definite mixture of styles here Brian
Brian Walbey: Not surprising when one reads how often the church has been altered.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Apr 2015, 09:10
Very nicely composed Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike.
the robe is not very welcoming
Brian Walbey: I didn't mind the rope as it meant that when I took pictures of the chancel and its contents I didn't have people getting in the way. Also this village, as I said last week, is visited by thousands of people each year and as you can see there is quite a lot of valuable items on show in the chancel.
Looking good after coming through all those centuries Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Janet, a lovely little church.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 9 Apr 2015, 14:43
This looks a somewhat plain interior Brian, compared to some you have shown.
Brian Walbey: But not unattractive Chad, no doubt, being in a small village money wasn't that forthcoming to develop something more ornate.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Apr 2015, 20:37
It is delightful. I'm impressed how you've made the best of the light. There's something seemingly significant about hymns in the 15X series.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. I wonder what hymn book they use to have a selection so close to each other.

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