Friday, 12 June 2015

St Mary Builth Wells



Some of the following photos were taken a few years ago on one of my visits to Builth Wells. The visit was cut short as you can see later in the blog. All the photo's were taken handheld with out the tripod. I have now added photo's from my latest visit



The churchyard at St Mary Builth Wells. John Wesley preached in the churchyard on the 3rd May 1743







One of the paths through the churchyard




St Marys church  from across the churchyard












The churchyard looking towards towards the church hall, the spire if from another of the towns chapels














Going in the porch you can see this tomb effigy












Latest photo of the effigy which is John Lloid of Towy 1st Sheriff & Justice of the peace in Wales & servant of Queen Elizabeth I. He died in 1585
Really nice tomb slab which dates back to 1606, must be the oldest I have seen




The entrance to St Mary with the font to the right
 
Inside you can see this bell which was cast in 1764 and rehung in 2002 for the Queens Golden Jubilee. The plaque on the right tells you more


The Font with carved cover near the entrance
 

There is also some great stained glass windows in the church, this one I think is at the back
This is a rather impressive window which depicts the nativity


The centre rose in the nave end of the church
 

















These are the windows showing the Annunciation and the Birth of Christ  which were in the last shot

This one is has an inscription. "Dedicated to all little ones, in Memory of Harold Carpenter.

This stained glass window is in  the South Aisle

The nave looking towards the chancel
 
Last time  when I went to take photos of the chancel I noticed a coffin and promptly stopped what I was doing. At this point I felt I was intruding and after saying a prayer left the church. I felt some one should have been with the coffin and after regretted not staying a while RIP.
 This time I was able to get a photo of the chancel

 and the chancel window


The carved wooden Altar

View back down the nave to the back of the church





Eagle Lectern which is looking to the Roll of Honour



 The carved wooden pulpit




The churchyard looking across to the South side of the churchyard












Looking across to the North side of the churchyard









Looking up to the Church tower which dates back to 1300


Panoramic done by Google Awesome

Have an enjoyable Weekend





 

24 comments:

  1. Interesting and beautiful pictures!

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    1. Thank you just a shame I did not use a tripod

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  2. I'm not sure I would feel all that comfortable lying in that cavernous hall all alone, even if I was already dead.
    From the outside, the architecture has an almost chunky look to it, but it manages to rise up above that.

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    1. It did look very lonely in the church.

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  3. What a beautiful place, well worth another visit.

    Thank you for linking up for Cemetery Sunday.

    Beneath Thy Feet

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  4. Beautiful! I can see why you stopped immediately - I'm more surprised that no family or anyone was with it!

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    1. Same here, I always thought some one watched with the coffin

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  5. Strange that it was left unattended.

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  6. I can imagine that you felt like an intruder Bill. But you did a respectful job with this series...

    Warm greetings from the Netherlands,
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    1. Thank you Gert Jan, your right about feeling like an intruder.

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  7. Bill, I like that you have a nice variety of photos, and that you are always respectful. Nice to see these -- and thanks for sharing them on Taphophile Tragics!

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    1. Thank you for that comment, I try to take the photos in a manor that will not upset a relative if they come across my work

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  8. Not what you think about when someone mentions Glastonbury. I think of music festival and mud and how I never want to experience that.

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    1. Thanks Mo that is what most people thing when I go down there but I think you posted the comment in the wrong blog, Builth Wells is in Wales

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  9. This is quite a lovely church especially the stained glass. I like you panoramic at the end.

    Diana
    http://adifferentlenslens365.blogspot.co.nz/2015/06/sallies-place.html

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  10. Your church is lovely charming and so old

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  11. love those turrets (like a miniature Lichfield) and the tower looks like a castle.

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  12. Again Bill, great detail. The windows are wonderful. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  13. Such wonderful stained glass! A beautiful old church. Sad to see that poor soul sitting there alone.

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  14. St. Mary's is a lovely church Bill, so many beautiful details. J'adore the stained glass windows, sweet rose window. Was interested to see the Eagle lectern, I've taken photos of the same here in St. George's I think it was, quite unusual I thought, but maybe not!

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  15. such history!! i love the stain glass windows. so cool! ( ;

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  16. I like the simplicity of this church. Just watching it, you think about God ...

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