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Burnham Market 2/2

The church of St.Mary has become the main parish church of the Burnhams. St Mary's church as we see it today, dates mainly from the 14th century, the tower having been built in around 1310. The church was extensively restored in the 19th century but has retained its original font.

 

All being well we are meeting Alan Rolfe at the National Trust's Calke Abbey today where the annual 'Lambing Day' is on at the Home Farm, Alan is travelling our way to spend a few days in the Derbyshire area. It will be 'Sheep Sunday' as well as 'Sheep Saturday'.

 

Burnham Market 2/2

The church of St.Mary has become the main parish church of the Burnhams. St Mary's church as we see it today, dates mainly from the 14th century, the tower having been built in around 1310. The church was extensively restored in the 19th century but has retained its original font.

 

All being well we are meeting Alan Rolfe at the National Trust's Calke Abbey today where the annual 'Lambing Day' is on at the Home Farm, Alan is travelling our way to spend a few days in the Derbyshire area. It will be 'Sheep Sunday' as well as 'Sheep Saturday'.

 

comments (10)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 26 Mar 2017, 02:31
Très jolie église, j'aime particulièrement l'entrée.
Brian Walbey: It is quite a big entrance porch, and I like the motif carved above the archway.
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 26 Mar 2017, 03:41
I am guessing our Al miss-read "Calke" as "Cake", Brian, so you might have to cheer him up!

Those massive brick Butresses on the corner of the tower suggest it may have been in danger of collapsing at some stage.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure your'e right about the butresses Ray. We had a great tiem out with Alan and indeed he managed to find both Calke and cake, as did we smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Mar 2017, 06:31
The tower seems to be hugely reinforced in the corner, unsteady ground presumably. It is the perfect spring day today to see some lambing
Brian Walbey: Certainly those buresses are very sturdy in design. We had a great time out with Alan and indeed found both Calke and cake as well as some really nice Portland sheep and lambs.
you have shown some fine views of this church, Brian. have a good meet up with Alan.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush. We had a great day out with Alan, he is very good company.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Mar 2017, 07:44
a fine montage from all sides - oh, I would like to see the lambs and their ewes - yesterday I saw also some lambs hopping and jumping around full of joy of life. I wish you a nice meeting with Mr. Sheep.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine. We had a great time out with Alan and managed to find both Calke and cake, as well as some really nice Portland sheep and lambs.
If you take the l out of Calke , we know why Alan is interested.
Brian Walbey: We had a great time out with Alan and managed to find both Calke and cake, as well as some really nice Portland sheep and lambs smile
Hope you have had a great day with the sheepish Shutterchancer
Brian Walbey: We had a great time out with Alan and managed to find both Calke and cake, as well as some really nice Portland sheep and lambs.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Mar 2017, 18:46
What fabulous place; these buttresses are incredible. Obviously some major concerns with the stability of the tower at one time.

It was good to see you and Maureen today; a good day out. Oh, those crowds, though! I got to Buxton around 4.20pm and had a wander down to the town and around Pavilion Gardens. Other SCers give the impression that I like cake smile
Brian Walbey: I guess the tower must have been in a very serious state at some time or other. As for cake, anybody who doesn't like it must have somethig stange about them smile
you displayed the church of St.Mary very well from each angle in this montage Brian... the newer buttresses on the tower are quite overwhelming... it must have needed the support....petersmile
Brian Walbey: I guess the tower must have been in a very serious state at some time or other.
Those buttresses look rather more recent smile
Brian Walbey: I guess the tower must have been in a very serious state at some time or other.

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