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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!


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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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Added: May 9, 2011
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Liz was brought up in Battle, Sussex, where the very early (earliest?) Norman church of St Mary the Virgin was our local - a beautiful and fascinating church where we were always shown the marks where crusaders blunted their swords on returning home.

Admin reply: Thanks for your kind words. We are on a week-long Church Crawl in Kent and Sussex this Summer so might well add it to our (ridiculously long!) list of places to visit!


Added: April 23, 2011
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Love the website. We found it while trying to track down more details of the charming carving at St Leonards Church, Ribbesford (St Bruce killing the Duckbill Platypus?)
Hope to explore more.


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Added: April 22, 2011
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I found the website of Great English Churches very interesting, its a pity some people have to steal from them, we at St. John's Ryhall have just had our grating outside the main porch door stolen, what a shame as it has been there for years

Admin reply: Hello, Win. Thanks for your comments. I didn't know about the vandalism at Ryhall. How sad and totally pointless :!mad:


Added: March 7, 2011
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Just one minor correction, Lionel. Ryhall Church's dedication is St John the Evangelist, not St John the Baptist.

Admin reply: Sorry, Paddy. I do tend to mix up my Johns! I'll correct it. Thanks for pointing it out.


Added: March 4, 2011
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An amazing website. Particular thanks for the detailed description of Ryhall and Essendine churches. I'll certainly recommend these to our parishioners. Would you like to complete the set of our Benefice by having a look at Carlby St Stephen?

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