Saturday, 29 October 2016

All Saints Hinton Ampner



A visit to Hinton Ampner House gave me the opportunity  of visiting this church. There is little I can tell you about the church other than parts of it date back to the 13th century and restored in the 19th Century. If you visit the house then it taking time to visit the church is worth while to look round







Walking into the Gardens you see a beautiful view of the church and tower














The church sits in it's own walled area













View of the church as you go through the gate
















Looking towards the west end
























The chancel end with some of the graves











Along the South side of the church are many older graves and tombs



Like this with moss growing on it





Round the North side

















Moss covers the base of this cross above while ivy gets a hold of this tomb












Much of the churchyard is covered in leaves form the trees nearby












While moss grows on the headstones



Over in one are are a set of family graves













Old and with moss growing on  them




Many are hidden in the older trees in the churchyard












Inside the porch a flower arrangement greets you


The church was a lot lighter inside than I expected, the photos are all taken by hand or with a phone as I did not have a tripod


The Chancel


Altar with oak panelling behind


The Altar cross and stained glass windows which look quite modern


Floral display







Looking out of the chancel and into the nave which had people from the house visiting. Another looking down from the pulpit










Some of the memorials you can see in the chancel















Memorial to the Greenwood Family who's vault is nearby











This memorial is in the nave and is in Latin so I'm afraid I cannot translate it









The plaque is nearby and tells you where the above memorial came from





























The memorial on the left is on the North wall of the nave the right hand one is the second one from St Mary's Laverstoke
























These tombs are in the chancel. Ralf Dutton was the last baron and on his death the house was left to the National Trust



Rather stunning memorial  in the chancel























The memorial on the left can be seen opposite the one above in the chancel while the one to the right is nearby


Some nice stained glass can also be seen in the church







These two standing out






































Near the entrance to the church is this memorial and below it the font



I'll leave you with this shot of the cross and panelling behind the altar
Do have a wonderful weekend



7 comments:

  1. The churches and chapel that you find Bill are heavenly!

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  2. i wonder about that moss ... it growth patter is so different. i know i notice the oddest things ... but i am curious? ( :

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  3. Lots of interesting objects to take time with in and outside this church. The memorials are great. I like the windows and the paneling...

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  4. Oh Bill!

    Only you can always admire the unusual architecture.
    Fantastic relationship and beautiful images.
    Happy Sunday.
    Greetings from Poland.
    Lucja

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  5. Bill you do find the loveliest churches to share with us, I have to admit I'm not an overly religious person but for some reason I do love exploring churches, either myself or through others eyes, like yours :) You always find the most wonderful details. There's nothing those old gravestones can do to evade the ravishes of time and mother nature, I like them wellworn 😀😀

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  6. Interesting and beautiful photos!

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  7. Excellent article, as always.
    Thanks
    Graciel·la

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