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Stanhope Church 1/2

We visited the parish church of St.Thomas at Stanhope, in Upper Weardale, during our coach holiday to County Durham last June. The church is principally of the Norman period, and simple in detail, its oldest portion being the lower stages of the tower. The restorations or additions, which have been effected from time to time, are of the Early English and Later Decorated styles.

Stanhope Church 1/2

We visited the parish church of St.Thomas at Stanhope, in Upper Weardale, during our coach holiday to County Durham last June. The church is principally of the Norman period, and simple in detail, its oldest portion being the lower stages of the tower. The restorations or additions, which have been effected from time to time, are of the Early English and Later Decorated styles.

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the center lower shot is very attractive to me, Brian. i also like that the headstones are fairly upright.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush, it seemed to eb a very well looked after church.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 6 May 2017, 06:00
That looks to be a very substantial building, both in and out, Brian
Brian Walbey: No doubt built from local stone and also well looked after.
It looks a delightful church Brian
Brian Walbey: Everything was very tidy including most of the churchyard.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 May 2017, 06:34
Very nice too Brian, it looks very well conserved
Brian Walbey: Everything was very tidy including most of the churchyard.
  • Alan
  • Ardvasar
  • 6 May 2017, 06:41
I always enjoy looking in churches as there is so much history there. I often just wonder at the sort of lives that people led when I look at their memorials for example.
Brian Walbey: I often think when one sees gravestones and memorials about how important those people were to the people around them but like all of us our lives are but a few fleeting moments in time in the overall scheme of things.
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 6 May 2017, 08:42
I do like the exposed stonework on the inside, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I'm thinking it must be built from stone local to the area, there is certanly a fine mixture of it.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 May 2017, 18:11
What a beautiful montage! I love your comment to Alan.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine, re my comment to Alan in a few decades time even the most famous of people about now, politicians, celebrities and so on will be nothing but names in history books, the names of people famous when Maureen and I grew up mean nothing at all to our grandchildren two generations on.
A fine old church!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Tom, sadly being on a coach holiday time didn't allow for an extensive look at it.

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