Saturday, 4 July 2015

St Mary Pembridge



Pembridge is along the A44 on the way to Wales, it is one of those quintessential English villages with beams and whitewashed walls. It has a Church in the village that is unseen as you drive through. What attracted me to the place was the bell tower that I saw a photo of on Geograph, so while going through on my way through one day  I stopped off. The photos were taken a few years ago with a compact camera rather that my DSLR




The Market Hall and inn at Pembridge














Some rather nice Almshouses from 1661 the benefactor was the Bishop of Winchester. 






And this is a converted chapel along the high street













This is a drive leading to ST Marys.













This is the entrance path leading to the porch





And this is the belltower that is separate to the church, something I have never seen before.





















The churchyard with many of graves in it.




















I read that the door dates back before the civil war and has bullet marks to show for it.
Anyway the best bit is inside as I found out to my amazement.


















The photos are not brilliant as I only had my compact camera but this is the nave looking towards the font at the back. 
 Looking the other way towards the Chancel






the altar with Chancel window above.














The Lords Prayer on a plaque to read.














A wonderfully carved pulpet 




Along with some medieval wall painting 

And of course of beautiful stained glass windows adorn the church.

 There are also some of the best preserved tomb effigies I have seen

which survived being damaged by the roundheads in the Civil war.

Hope you enjoyed my little tour of St Marys in Pembridge
Have a good Sunday










12 comments:

  1. "My Grave Place" has been included in our A Sunday Drive. Be assured that we hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.

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  2. The separate bell tower is most unusual

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  3. That bell tower is certainly impressive and yes I enjoyed our tour.

    Diana
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  4. Bill, I'm always interested in the tomb effigies that you show, some thing that I have never seen. You have another wonderful collection for us this week. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  5. I did enjoy the tour. When we walked the Cotswolds last year we stop into ever church that was open. I posted about that a couple of weeks ago. You found a lovely church.

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  6. Such a wonderful tour. I enjoyed the mention of the church's timeline. I have done some geneology and been surprised how many of my ancestors left England after the civil war due to being on losing side. I hope to make it to England one day. This was a great visit in the meanwhile.

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  7. i enjoy the bell tower of the last one. i enjoy your selections this week. ( :

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  8. I thoroughly enjoy your tour - what a lovely old church.

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  9. What a wonderful place that is! So beautiful inside!

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  10. This village has the perfect medieval backdrop for a Robin Hood movie

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  11. I sure did enjoy that tour

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