Sunday, 22 December 2013

Holy Trinity West Hendred


This is a church I visited a few years ago and though it was open there was a service going on so I felt it a bit rude to go in so it will have to wait till I get the chance to go back again.

Entrance to the churchyard is through this lychgate





which leads along the footpath that takes you though the churchyard and onto Ardington.






Holy Trinity Church






The porch leading into the church from the outside and inside








 The belltower



The north side with the north aisle 




Along the side you can see these buttresses









You can see a couple of doorways on the north side though one was blocked up years ago








Looking across the churchyard.







The chancel end of the church with the chancel cross on top





















The war grave of Private H.F.Cooper





Lance Sargent W.F.Reeley is another war grave in the churchyard








  



Some of the older graves in the churchyard







Taking part in Taphophile tragics & Cemetery Sunday

Have a great Christmas Everyone

12 comments:

  1. wonderful pictures. I hope you manage to photograph the interior soon.

    Thank you for linking up with Cemetery Sunday

    Beneath Thy Feet

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  2. Holy Trinity is just lovely. i am so amazed. i think i need to move. i keep telling the hubby that. the US has nothing like you have there. ( :

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  3. «Louis» always looks forward to seeing your wonderfully detailed posts for inSPIREd Sunday.

    Seeing the grave of that soldier from World War I reminded «Louis» (who reads a lot of military history) of how those armchair generals such as Haig sat in their appropriated châteaux in France, not visiting the front lines and seeing how their lack of vision as to how to break through made cannon fodder of men like the one in that grave.

    «Louis» posted this Episcopal (Anglican) church in the Victorian village of Ferndale, California.

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  4. That is just an amazingly beautiful and historical church. Love the little gate leading into the churchyard.
    Liz

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  5. This one looks like it dates back a long long time. It is wonderful...a treasure of architecture and history. Lovely odd graveyard.

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  6. This is just lovely! Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas!

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  7. Another nice one, Bill - hope you're compiling a book! All the best for Christmas and the New Year.

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  8. Bill -- I love that first photo, where you're coming through -- very cool! Always nice to see your photos, so thanks very much for sharing on Taphophile Tragics!

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  9. Thanks for your very entertaining comment on my blog, Mike. I like yours and am now following. . Have you been to the church of St. Swithuns, Wickham (Berks)? well worth taking a look at the somewhat eccentric interior although I don't know about the graves

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  10. Such a beautiful place! I really enjoyed all the photos.

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  11. What a wonderful church and grounds-there is something comforting about have the graves so close to the church, and this one is a picture waiting to be painted.

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  12. Lovely photos. I must look through my UK photos as I love graveyards as well.
    I posted graveyard this week also.
    Thanks for dropping by and visiting me!

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