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Churches and Religious Buildings

Mary Fletcher | St Martin's Parish Church, Looe

St Martin's Parish Church, Looe

St Marins Parish Church dates from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. It was restored in 1882 and also in 1907 at a cost of £400 (equivalent to £38,800 in 2016) when the eastern portion of the church floor was lowered, the walls underpinned and the pillars were straightened. A heating system was installed and the lancet window was opened up. It was re-opened for worship by Venerable Archdeacon Henry Du Boulay. The church is surrounded by a carpet of primroses in Spring.
Mary Fletcher | St Mary's Priory Church, Canons Ashby.

St Mary's Priory Church, Canons Ashby.

St Mary's Priory Church, Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, is a rural church which was built during the reign of Henry II and is part of a large estate.
Mary Fletcher | Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire

A view of St Mary's Priory Church through an avenue of trees in Autumn. St Mary's Priory Church lies within Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire.
Mary Fletcher | Ayshford Chapel

Ayshford Chapel

Ayshford Chapel is a former private chapel in the village of Ayshford, in the parish of Burlescombe, Devon, England. The chapel was built in the 15th century by the Ayshford family of adjacent Ayshford Court. It is considered to be large for a private chapel in Devon.
Mary Fletcher | St Enodoc’s Church

St Enodoc’s Church

St Enodoc’s is not well positioned in the slightest. Until the arrival of the golf course to the area, the sand dunes moved frequently. Drifting with time and the sea wind that constantly batters the region, it was a constant struggle to stop the entire church from being covered by the ever changing sand dunes. Eventually, the church succumbed to the tonnes of sand that had spent all those years threatening to cover it. And, as a result, the church was buried under the golden sand and lost for a few generations. It is the burial place of former poet laureate Sir John Betjeman
Mary Fletcher | St Enodoc’s Church

St Enodoc’s Church

St Enodoc’s Church was buried for many years underneath the windblown sand. To maintain the tithes required by the church, it had to host services at least once a year, so the vicar and parishioners descended into the sanctuary through a hole in the roof. By 1864 it was unearthed and the dunes were stabilized.
Mary Fletcher | Pershore Abbey

Pershore Abbey

Pershore Abbey , at Pershore in Worcestershire, was an Anglo-Saxon abbey and is now an Anglican parish church, the Church of the Holy Cross.
Mary Fletcher | Pershore Abbey

Pershore Abbey

Pershore Abbey , at Pershore in Worcestershire, was an Anglo-Saxon abbey and is now an Anglican parish church, the Church of the Holy Cross.
Mary Fletcher | Pershore Abbey

Pershore Abbey

Pershore Abbey , at Pershore in Worcestershire, was an Anglo-Saxon abbey and is now an Anglican parish church, the Church of the Holy Cross.
Mary Fletcher | St Columb Major Parish Church

St Columb Major Parish Church

St Columb Major Parish Church, a fine Grade 1 listed building dating originally from the 14th century, stands on a plateau at the head of the fertile Vale of Lanherne.
Mary Fletcher | Truro City at Night

Truro City at Night

Truro Cathedral dominates this scene of the city on a calm night at half tide.
Mary Fletcher | St Davids Cathedral

St Davids Cathedral

Set on a spectacular Pembrokeshire peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic upon the site of an earlier sixth-century monastery built by St David, the patron saint of Wales, St Davids Cathedral has been a site of pilgrimage and worship for more than 800 years.