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Hi , Wonderful pics of my former home area, but where is the churches from Notts ? I am from Newark and we have a fine parish church there,is there some reason why it isnt listed? Still great stuff keep it up! :!thinking:

Admin reply: John, Nottinghamshire is not, to be honest, a great county for churches unless church monuments are your special interest. HOWEVER, you are right that Newark is exceptional - especially its external frieze and its misericords. I have visited it and it is on my very length "to do" list. Prompted by you I will try to add it in the next few weeks. Thanks for your interest. regards Lionel


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My wife Philomena & I visited Barnack church yesterday. We normaly go with a group (U3A),visiting churches with presentations.
We were so pleased to find it unlocked, which is rare these days. As you say a lovely church with so much to see of interest. You mentioned Barnack stone. Am I right in saying that one of the wall mounted structures (not sure what is was for?) is made of another local stone, so called, Alwalton `marble`? There is a example of this in Peterborough Cathedral.

Admin reply: Hi Jim. It is Abbot Benedict's tomb in Peterborough Cathedral that is made of Alwalton Marble. It is a kind of brown-ish stone. It is not really marble - Britain does not have any true marble beds. Rather like so-called (black) "Purbeck marble", it is a limestone and certainly in Purbeck you can often see the fossils! I am not aware of Alwalton marble at Barnack and i would be interested to know where exactly it is. Regards Lionel


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I visited Lewtrenchard Church, Devon on 27 August 2011. and was particularly impressed by the medieval benchend portraying the Archangel Michael smiting the devil. The Archangel also holds a balance of weighing scales, a 'Psychostasy' for the weighing of souls, which the devil had tried to unbalance, but is frustrated in the attempt by Archangel Gabriel. In your (or someone else's) Website comment on this benchend in Lewtrenchard, the winged figure is wrongly said to be of St. Peter at the Day of Judgement. St. Peter would not be portrayed with wings, furthermore he normally carries keys not scales.

Perhaps this should be corrected?

Admin reply: Corrected today 4/9/11.


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May god be with you and your loved and keep up the god work
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Fabulous site and immensely useful. Thank you.

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God will feel pathos for us in sickness and in sin and he gave Jesus and his right hans care daily that keep us in life and in victorious safe daily with the Holy Spirit power and joy with us in pleasure of promises and love and he will use us more and more in the letters from Jesus in our the City,thanks and bless,keijo sweden

Admin reply: Hmmm. Thank you for your good wishes, Keijo. I hope you enjoyed the site. Regards Lionel


Added: July 19, 2011
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I have dipped into this website and look forward to more visits. I particularly enjoyed the Shropshire churches, especially the Ludlow misericords; excellent photographs, and the Essendine site, again with very good photographs.

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Many thanks for taking so much time and trouble to write up these churches with such close detail and with such wonderful photographs. Full of fascinating information e.g. the link between Pipe Aston and Kilpeck. Thought I knew the churches at Melbourne and Ludlow, until I read your texts and saw your photographs. You even discovered a Sheela-na-gig in Melbourne; the only other I've seen is on a corbel at Kilpeck. You show the advantage of internet publishing, for no book could contain so many photographs of high quality, closely married to illustrations. Look forward v. much to viewing the churches I've not yet looked at.
Repeated thanks,
Richard Camp, Nyth Y Wennol, Sennybridge, Brecon LD3 8PT

Admin reply: Thank you for you generous comments, Richard. As you will appreciate, the site is very time-hungry and it is comments like yours that keep me going. I have about 100 other churches to write up (Kent and Sussex in the pipeline), so please keep visiting!


Added: July 5, 2011
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I came across your excellent website while trying to research some images I had found in a little church in Riviere, near Chinon in the Loire Valley. The carvings on the piscina at Garvey were strangely reminiscent of some from this church at Riviere which dates from 11th century. In particular, the cup with wings, something I am still puzzled about.
The floor of the church in Riviere also had similar simple carvings of animals - Griffin, phoenix, etc. and a rather spectacular one of a ? crusading knight on horseback, studded with small metal studs and tiny polished pebbles. I would be happy to send you photos if you wish.

Admin reply: Kate, thank you so much for your message. I would love to see your pictures and I will send you my email address. One of the Templar websites I have seen has said of the piscina carving: "A grail or chalice with wings with a cross in the centre (similar to many Templar gravestones)". It could, therefore, be that your church was part of or close to a Knights Templar preceptory. I don't know how well-researched Templar sites are in France but in the UK, of course, there is considerable interest and much research has been done on the few remnants we have left here.


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Thanks for pointing us to your site. Nice to meet you on Friday. If you come across any inspiring Green Men please tell us.

Will be putting some of our new Green Men pics on our website soon:

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