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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby foxyrider » 24 Feb 2019, 8:36am

Sweep wrote:
foxyrider wrote:Had a neb at South Wheatley church earlier. (north Notts)

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Been past a few times, thought i'd have a look today. I've no idea on the history (no on site information) but the arch has Norman elements and the tower includes medieval features.

Is it just a tower?

Can't see the rest of it.

If just a tower. what happened to the rest?


The tower and the arch are separate. Not had a chance to research it yet.
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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby MrsHJ » 24 Feb 2019, 8:49am

foxyrider wrote:
Sweep wrote:
foxyrider wrote:Had a neb at South Wheatley church earlier. (north Notts)

DSCN0674 - Copy.JPG

Been past a few times, thought i'd have a look today. I've no idea on the history (no on site information) but the arch has Norman elements and the tower includes medieval features.

Is it just a tower?

Can't see the rest of it.

If just a tower. what happened to the rest?


The tower and the arch are separate. Not had a chance to research it yet.


Interesting but sad- no drama just steady decline. http://southwellchurches.nottingham.ac. ... istory.php

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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby Cunobelin » 24 Feb 2019, 9:30am

One of my regrets is the more complicated access

I understand the security requirements, but there was always a little note that told you were you could get the key.

£0 years ago they were all open and accessible during daylight.

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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby Cunobelin » 24 Feb 2019, 9:35am

I have been an unexpected guest at a funeral!

I had opened the door and been ushered in and sat down. They were so polite and helpful I did not have the heart to tell them I was visiting the church.

He was also an ex-serviceman and there were few mourners so I stayed. In the end, I was thanked for my attendance and declined a visit to join them in the pub.

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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby Sweep » 24 Feb 2019, 10:24am

MrsHJ wrote:
foxyrider wrote:
Sweep wrote:Is it just a tower?

Can't see the rest of it.

If just a tower. what happened to the rest?


The tower and the arch are separate. Not had a chance to research it yet.


Interesting but sad- no drama just steady decline. http://southwellchurches.nottingham.ac. ... istory.php

Thanks mrshj.
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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby JJF » 24 Feb 2019, 8:19pm

Only about 6 miles from the outstanding church at Greenstead near Ongar (mentioned by LinusR above) is Magdalen Laver. On the list of Rectors inside the church is William Webb Ellis who is said to have originated Rugby Football and gives his name to the Rugby World Cup.

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Re: Churches - interesting

Postby gaz » 28 Feb 2019, 3:37pm

St Peter and St Paul's, Swanscombe.
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St Peter & St Paul's

Site of UFO sighting in 1211.
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Unearthly hinges.

A group here for Sunday service watched a strange ship drop anchor from the heavens, which became entangled around a gravestone. One of the crew jumped overboard and headed towards the anchor, moving as if swimming. Witnesses grabbed the stranger as he reached the ground; he struggled briefly before drowning, even though on dry land. The remaining crew in the ship severed the rope of the anchor and sailed away; the strange artefact was melted down and used to make the hinges on the local church doors.

I don't believe a word of it.