Friday, 19 November 2010

St Mark, Nether Kellet

St Mark
Nether Kellet

Above. St Marks from the shadows of Main Road.

Above. St Mark's from the tiny church yard.

Congregational Church, Nether Kellet

Congregational Church
Nether Kellet

Above. The church, hidden behind the trees from Main Road.

Above. In the shadows of the trees.

Above. The rear of the church.

Friday, 12 November 2010

St Bartholomew, Barbon

St Bartholomew

Above. A view of the church from the East.

Above. A view of the church from the West. Note the sundial in the foreground on the left.

Above. The tower with its stair turret built into the South East corner.

Above. The porch in the South wall of the church.

Above. Statue of St Bartholomew in the porch wall.

Above. The lych gate at the South of the church yard.

Above. Looking from the chancel into the nave.

Above. The unlit chancel.

Above. Looking into the chancel through the rood screen.

Above. Looking into the chancel from the nave.

Above. Royal arms on the church wall.

Judging by the date at the bottom of the arms, 1815, these would be the arms of King George III.

Above. Window showing St Elizabeth and St Hilda.

The dedication reads "In loving memory of Elizabeth Agnes Wilding, niece of the Reverend James Harrison. This window is dedicated by her children, A.D. 1933."

Above. Window showing the virgin Mary (right) hilding the infant Jesus.

This photo is, unfortunately, a little over exposed and was taken on my older camera. It's therefore very difficult to make out the dedication. What I can see, is that it was in memory of James Harrison (priest), died January 1922(?) aged 69 years old. The dedication in the right hand window doesn't have enough detail to enable me to zoom in and read it.

Above. This window seems to depict a priest.

As this slightly over exposed photo seems to show a window depicting a priest, and it is dedicated to James Harrison again, am I right in thinking that this is an image of him (James Harrison)?

Above. Another window memorialising a member of the Harrison family.

This window bears a dedication to Margaret Harrison, died 1876 and also Mary Harrison, died 1877.

Above. Window showing St George (left) and unidentified saint(right)

Unfortunately due to the lower resolution of my old camera, I'm unable to make out the dedication at the foot of the window.

Above. The magnificent three light East Window.

The centre pane shows Jesus carrying a lamb (the lamb of god?) with a host of angels in the left and right hand panes. The dedication is to Sir Louisa, daughter(?) of Sir Woodbine Parish, and also to Blanche M. Kay Shuttleworth(?)

St Saviour, Aughton

St Saviour
Near Lancaster

Situated in the parish of Halton with Aughton, some three and a half miles from Hornby, the church here at Aughton can be seen from miles around, perched high above the North banks of the River Lune.

It is thought that there has been a chapel here since about 1554, and a building is mentioned in documents dating from 1650. It was partially rebuilt with money donated by Robert Burton in 1697, and then rebuilt again in 1716. At this time it was dedicated to St George and had an annual income of around £24.

Above. A view of the church from across the river at Claughton.

In 1864 it was again rebuilt, and rededicated to St Saviour. The list of vicars that served at St Saviour (or St George as it was) reads as follows:

1720 - John Hadwen
1740 - Joseph Nicholson
1793 - Jacob Fletcher
1808 - Thomas Winfield
1815 - John Farrer
1817 - John Morland
1856 - Thomas Proctor Rigby

Unfortunately this small chapel was not open on my visit so I was unable to obtain any photos of the interior.

St Mary, Windermere

St Mary

Above. The East end of the church from the A591.

Above. The East end of the church.

Above. The East end of the church from the footpath.

Above. The rear of the church (the South) from the church yard.

Above. Looking into the chancel and towards the five light East window.

Above. The wording above the arch between the nave and the chancel.

Above. Looking from the nave towards the West end of the church.

Above. Window showing two angels, with the words "Rejoicing in hope, Patient in tribulation".

Above. The huge East window.

The massive East window is by Burlison and Grylls, and shows the Sermon on the Mount. Check the link for more examples of Burlison and Grylls work.

Above. Window showing the three kings presenting their gifts to Jesus. Dedicated to George Rennison Minnikin, 1869 to 1958.

Above. Window dedicated to William Harrison, who died on the 29th of August 1899(?), given to the church by his children.

Above. The West window. Dedicated to St Mary.

The left hand two panes show the Virgin Mary, to whom the church is dedicated, being spoken to by an angel. The wording at the top of the window reads "Hail thou that art highly favoured. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women." Note the white rose of Yorkshire at the top of the far left and far right hand windows.

The right hand two panes, show the Virgin Mary speaking to St Elizabeth....unfortunately the wording is over exposed and is mostly unreadable.

There are several dedications at the foot of this window:

The far left hand pane displays the coat of arms of Henry Crewdson Broadrick. The second pane (from the left) has the dedication "In loving memory of Frances Mary Broadrick and of her brother George Crewdson, vicar of this parish 1893-1910. These windows were placed here by her son Henry Crewdson Broadrick, 1956"

The next window has the following dedication "Henry Crewdson Broadrick, who gave these windows, died at Highfield, Windermere, December 1950 ***** respected and loved. He was born at High Wray, 18th of December 1874."

The far right pane has the following dedication "These windows replace former windows in memory of Jane Yates 1806-1862. Late of The Wood Windermere, a benefactress of this parish."

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Market Cross, Austwick

Market Cross
Near Settle
North Yorkshire

Austwick lies just off the A65 North West of Settle. The medieval market cross can be found on a small grassed area at the junction of Main Street and Graystonber Lane.

Above. The church of the Epiphany provides the cross with a handsome backdrop.

It is thought that the three step plinth and the stone with the square cut socket may date from the 15th century. The shaft with the ball finial dates from sometime in the 1830's.

The shaft and the ball finial are very similar to those at Kirkby Lonsdale and Milnthorpe.

Eldroth Church, Eldroth

Eldroth Church
Near Settle
North Yorkshire

The tiny church at Eldroth can be found about two miles West of Settle, and about a mile and a half South of Austwick. As a place or a village, Eldroth is really just a collection of houses spread along Eldroth Road, with the tiny church sitting at the junction with School Lane. Bizarrely it doesn't seem to be least I've not been able to find it in the lists anywhere.

Above. The un-dedicated church at Eldroth.

All I can find out about the history of this beautiful little church, is that it was originally built as a chapel and a school (hence the nearby School Lane) sometime around 1627. It remained in use as a school up until around 1840.

Above. The bell-cote with its supporting buttress.

Above. Looking towards the West end of the chapel.

Above. The fire place in the North wall.

The fire place, fairly unusual in a church or a chapel, probably harks back to the days it was used as school house and the school master's house . It's a nice feature that has been retained from the church's early days.

Above. The tiny font at the West end of the church.

Above. Looking towards the East end of the church.

Above. The beautiful leaded window in the East wall.

The school master also lived in the church whilst it was used as the school, but with the building of the house next door, the school and the school master were able to move out of the church and into the new buildings.
The church was restored in 1861, and from then on was used exclusively for religious services.