Saturday, 17 December 2016

St Bartholomew's Docklow




I passed this church which is along the A44 many times and one day a few years ago I stopped off for a quick look. Only history I can find is that there has been a place of worship here for around a 1000 years though this church is more recent from around the1700's, unfortunately for me it was locked the day I visited


The main entrance is through this Lychgate off the busy main road


Looks better from the back though I must admit the gate looks to have seen better years






Couple of views of the South side of the church





Going round the North past the belltower





Above East  end with Chancel cross atop, on the North wall are quite a few headstones which have become misplaced are leant against the wall






Some of the Gothic stile windows





The porch which is make of wood and inside I noticed swallows had nested in there


So this was my entrance to the churchyard, which I think is used for services and people can park up safely on the other side of the gare















After reading the dedication it was a pleasant walk through the churchyard to the church.

I walked past this tree which tunes out to be a King James Mulberry Tree planted by the Parishioners for the 2000 Millennium






In the churchyard a seat lost in the long grass

A grave with a small angle ontop


Some of the older headstones and a chest tomb






A casket tomb beside a tomb breaking up with time along with a weathered headstone


I'll leave you with this simple cross and dedication  to Wallace Bournes Aspeall
That is it for this 2016 I hope you have enjoyed the Churches I have taken you to, hopefully I shall return in 2017 with new churches for you see, till then

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


7 comments:

  1. Bill, another lovely gate leads you through to the church and grave yard, very nice. Merry Christmas.

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  2. Thanks for another good report. See you next year.

    I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
    Graciel·la

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  3. Nice tour of this lovely old place. I adore the windows.

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  4. What an interesting little church. I like the lychgate. Happy to have found your blog.

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  5. Bill!
    I wish you a happy and prosperous New Year 2017

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  6. Hi Bill, One of the pleasures of 2016 was finding your blog(s)! When you photo a church, you do it right, like this post with lots of neat photos. Happy New Year to you and yours! Best regards from Seattle!

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