The Aston Tirrold is the sister village to Aston Upthorp where I took you last week, here you will find the church of St Michael. Now I had been here before but this time I returned with my tripod.
The entrance St Michael up the steps, the walls is cracked from subsidence
which will take you to the church porch
Looking up at the bell Tower with the clock facing the churchyard. One of the few clocks I have seen not placed over the louvers. Look a little further up to the left and you can see an even older clock. A sundial
Not sure how old the porch is but it is paneled and the porch also covers and even older doorway and alcove
which stands at the back under the bell tower
There are a few family memorials, these two of David Erskine Langmore and his father Herbert Richard Langmore. It must have been heart breaking to have is son lost so far from home with no know grave.
Coming out of the chapel and into the Chancel
I think I should have used some fill in flash but you can see the paneled area surrounding the altar and really giving it a rich look
Mind you it's not the only one you can see, this one is in the bell tower at the end of the nave.
The stained glass on the left is in the Chancel and the other on the right can be seen at the back of the nave
Family memorials in the chancel
were you can also see this superb looking organ
Just in front of the chancel arch is this carved wooden pulpit
At the back of the nave is this tomb which you can see in floor. You can also see this memorial to Thomas Curtis on the wall
Looking up by the chancel arch is this chandelier complete with candles
Talking of which the advent candles were also out
The chancel arch has these painted finals
Flowers are always in evidence at most churches though those of you who follow my daily blog will have seen these on Wednesday
Back outside and a quick look round the churchyard here looking towards what may have been the manor as there is a gate leading to it
Looking towards the road with a wall on the left that also has a gate which lead to maybe the rectory
On the side of the porch is this headstone
Look round and you can see many other headstones
Some which are becoming hard to make out
Near the chancel end are family graves
Other headstones are tipping
And you can view others which have fallen along the side of the path to the church. The churchyard is small like the sister church so a new cemetery has been opened along the road which I have yet to visit.
Taking part in Taphophile tragics & Cemetery Sunday