Saturday, 15 February 2014

Holy Trinity Ardington



The church itself dates back from the early 13th century with additions during the 14 & 15th centurys. More aterations were done in the 19th century with a chapel spire & organ added.
Though I had been to this village before it was the first time I had seen or been to the church and I was told some of the history buy a lady who was cleaning.





Thie view you have coming up the road to the church, the building you see in front is the police station.







 The Holy Trinity Church with path leading to it















Looks like a preaching cross but more like a memorial of some kind.





















Looking to the right of the church you can see the churchyard








A view down the nave of the church with the Virnon chapel over on the right







These are a couple of the stained glass windows you can see in the Nave








Had to take this photo of the fon and cover, the pully which would have lifted off the cover was not fit for use any more so was removed and this trolly made to remove it. The cover is 19th century and the font is 14th century. This is one of the biggst covers I have seen since the one at Ewelme






Walking down the nave you see this beautiful carved pulpit which is17 century with a 19th century cover







On the end on some of the pews are carved figures







Here we go through the chancell arch to the chancel










This iis where you really need to look up at the ceiling and teh amazing painting






Take a moment to look back to the arch and on the right you see the organ built in 1886








 The altar though I confess I forgot to take a photo of the chancel window
The altar backdrop painting





as always you will find a wonderful flower display, these are in memory of Terry Biddlecombe who was race horse trainer nearby. The flowers were froma  memorial service three weeks previous





The churchwardens chest dating back to 1638 given by a
 Robert Freetwell







The Village War Memorial







More superb looking windows, the one on the left is an old doorway.









Love this staff


More superb memorials. The statue on the right is called the kneeling lady and made by Edward Bailey who designed Nelsons Column in Trafalgar Square.







Heading back out to the churchyard on of the impressive monuments is this reclining soldier and angels







There are also a couple of war graves nearby












The poppy wreath was by the reclinig soldier so and when I looked at it I noticed it was from the Victoria Cross society and looking at the grave I could not see a mention of a VC till I looked at this grave to /Robert James Loyd-Lindsay










There are other nice memorials round nearby










Along with another wargrave


Most of the graves a quite old and in various states




The churchyard is well kept with none left to grow wild that I could see of like at other churchyards localy











These memorials are built in the side of the porch








The spire & belltower

It is always nice to see nowdrops in a churchyard. Have a peaceful Sunday.
Taking part in Taphophile Tragics & Cemetery Sunday
Inspired Sunday

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7 comments:

  1. «Louis» looks forward to you wonderfully-detailed posts on inSPIREd Sunday.

    «Louis» posted historic First Presbyterian, Napa, CA. Old by U.S. West Coast standards, but quite young compared to the church you posted! :-)

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  2. Beautiful [post and such wonderful pictures. The reclining soldier monument is truly amazing.

    Thank you for linking up with Cemetery Sunday

    Beneath Thy Feet

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  3. gorgeous. i can't pick a favorite part ... love the ceiling, the cemetery, the monuments, all the angels ... lovely church. ( :

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  4. This place looks a real treasure, Bill. Some wonderful pictures.

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  5. Wow, your interior shots are amazing!

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  6. Wish I knew more about architecture to sort out the various aspects of today's structure. I love English churches; they're such time capsules of their long histories.

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