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photoblog image Bakewell Church 3/7

Bakewell Church 3/7

The church of All Saints was founded in 920, during Anglo-Saxon times, and the churchyard has two 9th-century crosses. During restoration work, in the 1840s, many carved fragments of Anglo-Saxon stonework were found in and around the porch, as well as some ancient stone coffins. The present church was started in the 12th century in Norman style; however, only the west front and part of the nave survive from that time. The remainder of the church was built between 1220 and 1240. The spire was added in 1340 but, in 1840, was completely rebuilt as it had become dangerous. as part of the restoration by William Flockton.

 

Bakewell Church 3/7

The church of All Saints was founded in 920, during Anglo-Saxon times, and the churchyard has two 9th-century crosses. During restoration work, in the 1840s, many carved fragments of Anglo-Saxon stonework were found in and around the porch, as well as some ancient stone coffins. The present church was started in the 12th century in Norman style; however, only the west front and part of the nave survive from that time. The remainder of the church was built between 1220 and 1240. The spire was added in 1340 but, in 1840, was completely rebuilt as it had become dangerous. as part of the restoration by William Flockton.

 

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Dec 2015, 00:43
Lovely, crisp image, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
I love the stonework and the warm wood
Brian Walbey: It's a nice church to go in Elizabeth.
A lovely perspective with these arches Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, it is quite a high ceilinged church inside.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 9 Dec 2015, 06:10
I would be very interested in seeing the Saxon crosses, if you took pictures of them, Brian. REcently I went in search of 4 14th Century crosses in a village in the Cotswold Water Park, and may well post some soon
Brian Walbey: I will have to go through my archives to see if I got any shots of the crosses, if I have I will let you have a copy.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Dec 2015, 06:42
A gothic glory isn't it
Brian Walbey: It is a fine church Chris, the side chapel is really interesting, that's my Friday posting.
Talk about OLD, Brian. I would be in awe of it, as you know.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure you are Ginnie, hopefully you'll be even more in awe when you see my Friday posting, I've moved off the general view for a change.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Dec 2015, 08:23
a wonderful church - I could while there away my time by with looking at all the details.
Brian Walbey: You would love this church Philine, I'm sure of it. If you have a chance look at my Friday posting, it is very interesting.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Dec 2015, 08:57
I am always impressed by the light in churches. I love the stone work and the arches.
Brian Walbey: yes it is a very light and airy church Astrid, and has very high ceilings.
The name 'All saints' sounds a bit greedy really Brian.
Brian Walbey: I've often thought that Chad, perhaps the worshippers at the time it was built couldn't come to an agreement on a single saint so settled for the the lot!
I notice the beautiful flowers.
Brian Walbey: They might always be there but we had to wait a while before going in because a funeral service was taking place, so perhaps the flowers might have been there for that.
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Dec 2015, 12:02
It looks like a nice church, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely church Pauline with some interesting features.
Love all the arches Brian. Well captured
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet, it is a very tall church, I think the chancel arch must be one of the biggest I've seen outside of a cathedral.
A handsome interior Brian
Brian Walbey: Very grand isn't it.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Dec 2015, 22:08
It's a gem inside. The warmth of the wood makes up for what feels it could be a cool interior.
Brian Walbey: I was really impressed with the inside, the highlight for me is my Friday posting.

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