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Bakewell Church 1/7

All Saints parish church stands high on a hill overlooking the centre of Bakewell in the Peak District and is generally known as the ‘mother church’ of the area as Bakewell was once the ‘Ancient Capital of the Peak’. Directly in front of me on the little footpath at the bottom of the image was a great big rubbish bin which I have managed to get rid of, although my cloning doesn’t stand up to close inspection I know realise.

Bakewell Church 1/7

All Saints parish church stands high on a hill overlooking the centre of Bakewell in the Peak District and is generally known as the ‘mother church’ of the area as Bakewell was once the ‘Ancient Capital of the Peak’. Directly in front of me on the little footpath at the bottom of the image was a great big rubbish bin which I have managed to get rid of, although my cloning doesn’t stand up to close inspection I know realise.

comments (16)

The viewer's eyes move right up to that fine sky and don't even notice the path really.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Jacquelyn, I was lucky with the sky that day.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Dec 2015, 01:39
It looks very dramatic, perched up there on the hill, Brian, and makes me think of a Bronte novel.
Brian Walbey: Very much a northern style church as against those you saw down south during your visit last year.
That church is really something, Brian! I love the angle for this photo. And honestly - I can't tell where you did the cloning...
Brian Walbey: It is a fine church both inside and outside, we had to wait to go inside as there was a funeral service going on, fortunately they have a tearoom in the wing on the left smile
So beautiful on top of the hill Brian!
Brian Walbey: Yes it is Richard, and even more so inside.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 7 Dec 2015, 06:29
This look to be a very robust building, Brian
Brian Walbey: Very typical of churches further north, and being where it stands it has to have been very solidly to stand up against the elements in winter.
I suddenly started to sing "On a hill far away...," Brian. smile What a perfect specimen of one of your English churches that I love to visit!
Brian Walbey: A fine song to sing Ginnie, it suits this church very well. Churches in this part of the country are quite different to those you have seen down near Bath, hopefully you will enjoy some of my shots from inside during the week.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Dec 2015, 07:01
This is so anything unlike churches hereabouts Brian
Brian Walbey: I made that remark to Ray, much more robust in construction and different stone, you might have noticed that during your Northern Powerhouse expedition.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Dec 2015, 07:22
This is so beautiful, love the 'look-up' view.
Wonderful composition.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, it is a fine church both outside and inside, and it has its own tearoom in the wing on the left smile
You have done a fine bit of invisible mending Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, I just can't understand why some clown stuck a bin quite where they did, because they could I suppose.
Great the way you got this all in Brian, did you use the panorama setting in up down mode?
Brian Walbey: No it is not a panorama shot Chad, it was taken with my 29mm. lens and then a square crop from the middle of the image.
This has a lovely shape to it and you lucked out with that sky..
Brian Walbey: Yes a very fine church inside and outside Mary, and I was very lucky with the sky as you say.
It makes an impressive sight up on the hill Brian. Great shot
Brian Walbey: Yes it does Janet, although it is quite a steep climb up from the town centre.
i like that this image is devoid of the more modern creations of man, Brian. fine shot
Brian Walbey: Yes nothing modern round where this church is Ayush.
Derbyshire seems to have a number of "Capitals of the Peak" smile
Brian Walbey: I thought the same Tom, the church at Tideswell (coming here soon) is called the 'Cathedral of the Peak'.
The erosion of the stone on the church over the centuries has turned into very beautiful warn tones of colour and texture Brian....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Yes it has Peter, and you'll probably have realised the stone and style of the church are somewhat different to that you saw down near Bath last year.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Dec 2015, 08:28
I'm so glad you've posted this. Although I've been through Bakewell a number of times, I've yet to visit the church. I think it's on the hill comimng down into Bakewell from Monyash? The crenellations and the stonework are very simialr to the church at Tideswell.
Brian Walbey: You are right Alan, on the left as you drive down the hill, but we found somewhere to park up near the church, it is well worth a visit, you'll get to see some of the inside during the week, and they have a tearoom as well. Tideswell church is called the 'Cathedral of the Peak', see it here in a few weeks time.

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