So it’s been a busy few weeks since my last outing, and whilst I have been out with the camera, I haven’t taken a lot that I thought was worth sharing on here.
I had a day off from work as a result of taking a long weekend after the midnight showing of the new Star Wars movie, so I headed out with a friend to a relatively local site.
All Saints Church, although now just a shell, this church underwent massive restoration between 1629 (the plague in the wall suggests as much) and the 1670’s. It was refurbished again in the mid 1800’s. Some of the church dates back to the 13th century and whilst it’s not clear how long a church has been on this site, it is clear that there was one here from at least 1086.
It is believed the last service took place around 1952 and by the 1960’s, despite being Grade II listed in 1957 it had started to ruin.
It was a challenging shoot if I’m honest. the sun was at an awkward position and was creating a lot of annoying shadows and glare through the trees. It’s a very peaceful place and it appears some of the graves are still tended to (looks like some were looked at around remembrance).
This site is very small, hidden away behind trees and only would have served a small number of houses in its time. Even though it is in a ruinous state, it is still served by a Vicar who manages the local areas were churches have either been left redundant or demolished over time.
It was a nice quiet and chilled visit, it was not a great distance away so I may head back when the weather gets better.
I’m not sure whether I will be getting out before the turn of the year, so this may be your lot for 2017.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.