Archive for December, 2008

20
Dec

Ladbroke – All Saints.

   Posted by: churches    in Stratford-upon-Avon District, Warwickshire

All Saints - Ladbroke Chancel - Ladbroke

All Saints parish church was originally built in the 13th century and was entirely rebuilt in the 14th century.

East window and Nave - Ladbroke Memorial window and effigy- Ladbroke Detail memorial window - Ladbroke

Late in the 15th century the nave and chancel were raised, the church was last restored and re-roofed by Sir Gilbert Scott in 1876. The memorial stained glass is dedicated to Charles Rowland Palmer-Morewood High Sheriff of Warwickshire (1881). The window itself is 15th century inserted into a 14th century recess.

Effigy - Ladbroke Sedillia - Ladbroke

The effigy is thought to be that of Roger de Paveley the second rector of Ladbroke (1298-1303) but is probably later. It was discovered under the chancel during restoration in 1876. The sedilia with three seats, has moulded cinquefoil ogee heads with crockets, poppy-head finials and head-stops over the moulded mullions dividing the seats; except for the two mullions it is a modern restoration.

Detail Mary Magdalene and Jesus - Ladbroke Mary Magdalene and Jesus - Ladbroke Detail Mary Magdalene and Jesus - Ladbroke

This window show the encounter between Mary Magdalene and Jesus at the Tomb. The inscription is from John 20:17 and reads “Do not touch me, for I am not yet ascended to my Father”.

Stained glass window - Ladbroke Stained glass window - Ladbroke Stained glass window - Ladbroke

Stained glass window - Ladbroke Memorial brass - Ladbroke All Saints - Ladbroke

Pulpit - Ladbroke Font - Ladbroke Memorial plaque - Ladbroke

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13
Dec

Church Charwelton – Holy Trinity.

   Posted by: churches    in Daventry District, Northamptonshire

Holy Trinity - Church Charwelton church charwelton 30112008- 007 (by Walwyn)

Late 13th early 14th century Gothic Church of the grand decorated period.

church charwelton 30112008- 028 (by Walwyn) Holy Trinity - Church Charwelton

The Arts & Crafts altar was made in 1904 and contains five carved panels. Four are of carved vines with leaves and grapes. The central panel is of the Communion and the Last Supper. The altar rails are dumb-bell balusters are 17th century. The 19th century pews came from All Saints Church, Emscote Lawn in Leamington Spa in 1973 before it was demolished.

Eric Gill lettering Holy Trinity - Church Charwelton Eric Gill lettering Holy Trinity - Church Charwelton

The panels above of the 10 Commandments were painted by Eric Gill when the church was restored around 1904. The lettering is a bit hard to read, but I’ve brought it out a bit in post-processing.

Alabaster tomb Holy Trinity - Church Charwelton Alabaster tomb Holy Trinity - Church Charwelton

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Alabaster tomb Holy Trinity - Church Charwelton labaster tomb Holy Trinity - Church Charwelton

labaster tomb Holy Trinity - Church Charwelton Alabaster tomb Holy Trinity - Church Charwelton

The north chapel contains a fine tudor tomb of Sir Thomas Andrews and his two wives, Katherine and Mary. The tomb was built after the death of his first wife Katherine during the reign of ‘Bloody’ Mary. In 2001 major conservation work took place prior to its inclusion in an Exhibition of Medieval Sculpture at the Tate Gallery.

Brass Holy Trinity - Church Charwelton Brass Holy Trinity - Church Charwelton

Brass Holy Trinity - Church Charwelton Reigate stone monument Holy Trinity - Church Charwelton

In addition to the tomb there are three magnificent brasses in the centre aisle of the church these are dedicated to three Thomas Andrewes and their wives. In the north aisle a monument of 1590 of Reigate stone which was erected by Thomas Andrewe in memory of his two wives. The monument also depicts their twelve children.

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9
Dec

Ryton-on-Dunsmore – St. Leonard.

   Posted by: churches    in Rugby District, Warwickshire

St Leonard - Ryton on Dunsmore

Built of red sandstone in the 11th century, the tower was added in the 15th. St Leonard’s is one of the counties oldest Norman churches in Warwickshire. The land was given to the Coventry Priory in 1043 by Lord Leofric (him of Lady Godiva fame) mainly woodland from what I can gather it was worth at that time 100s, but by 1086 the monks had chopped a good part of it down and it was only worth 60s. A small part of the ancient woodland it still survives though.

St Leonard - Ryton on Dunsmore Chancel St Leonard - Ryton on Dunsmore Chancel and nave St Leonard - Ryton on Dunsmore

An 11th century Norman semi-circular arched doorway remains as the south entrance. The east wall was rebuilt possible in the 15th century of red sandstone.

Chancel rails St Leonard - Ryton on Dunsmore Carved panels St Leonard - Ryton on Dunsmore

The turned oak balustrade altar rails are 17th century and the front of the benches has late 15th century carved tracery-headed panels.

 

Memorial window St Leonard - Ryton on Dunsmore Memorial window St Leonard - Ryton on Dunsmore Memorial window St Leonard - Ryton on Dunsmore

The church contains a modern window celebrating the 100th birthday of Florence Mabel Such, and the lives of Brian Frank Howkins, Katherine Mary Mann, Sally Ann Parke, and Dorothy Clarice Smith. And a Victorian memorial window to Anna Latty, the wife of a previous curate, which is set into a 12th century lancet window.

 

Font St Leonard - Ryton on Dunsmore Pulpit St Leonard - Ryton on Dunsmore Tower St Leonard - Ryton on Dunsmore

The octagonal font is 12th century, whilst the pulpit is made of 17th century carved panels. The tower is a 15th century addition and its size indicates that the intent was to enlarge the body of the church at that time too.
Brass engraving St Leonard - Ryton on Dunsmore Brass engraving St Leonard - Ryton on Dunsmore

The south wall of the chancel features a small brass plaque with an inscription to Moses Macham, minister of Ryton. who died 29th June 1712.

Lo here doth ly a shining light
wrapped up in the shades of night
the sheppard is took from his sheep
but O would they his doctrine keep
and practice the rules that he did give
So shall ye Pastor and ye People live.

to the right of the inscription is an engraving showing a lantern standing on a coffin and a skeleton holding on to a tree.

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8
Dec

Swinford – All Saints.

   Posted by: churches    in Harborough District, Leicestershire

All Saints - Swinford

Built in the early part of the 12th century, possibly on the site of an earlier Saxon church.

Nave & Chancel All Saints - Swinford Chancel All Saints - Swinford Roof beams All Saints

In the mid 12th century the aisles were added. The roof was replaced in the 16th century and a clerestory added. The church retains the original beams of the period with grotesque carvings. The chancel was rebuilt in the late 18th century and again in 1994 when it was extended and the roof raised.

North aisle window All Saints - Swinford North aisle window All Saints - Swinford North aisle window All Saints - Swinford

South aisle window All Saints - Swinford South aisle window All Saints - Swinford South aisle window All Saints - Swinford

Incarnation All Saints - Swinford East window All Saints - Swinford Resurrection All Saints - Swinford

All Saints - Swinford All Saints - Swinford

The stained glass windows are all early 20th century by Clayton and Bell of London, who also made the glass in Truro Cathedral. They were a gift of Richard Spencer and his family.

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6
Dec

Catthorpe – St. Thomas.

   Posted by: churches    in Harborough District, Leicestershire

St. Thomas - Catthorpe

Addition of new vestry and organ chamber, rebuilding of porch, rebuilding of chancel arch and part of chancel south wall, with reseating and general repairs were undertaken in 1885/6.

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