Saturday, 11 March 2017

St John the Evangalest Stoke Row



Very little history to this church other than it was built in 1846 and was designed in 13th century style by the architect R.C. Hussey. In fact I found more on Stoke Row Independent Chapel which I must go back & get some photos of. I have been here before but too no photos on that occasion and like then the church was locked this time.






The sign from school lane with the church behind.
On the left the view of the church from the entrance along the main road











Above the belltower and spire with the door to the bell loft at the base













The East end of the church with the round window, I'd be interested in seeing it from the inside













Looking over to the South side and a new extension which I don't remember from last time












Heading to the West end
















Couple of views of the East end and the windows



















This view is from over the hedge













looking along the churchyard on the North side














and along the West end of the church












The churchyard looking towards school lane on the east end















The war graves of Priveate Henry Webb and Edward Percy Evans












Rudolf Scholz was a member of the Free Czechoslovak Air Force, attached to the RAF. His parents were pre-war refugees from the German Nazi regime and had settled in Stoke Row






The war graves of
Private G Pitt and Gunner D.D. Stallwood















The path through the churchyard from School lane
















Above I noticed this headstone which made me feel sad that a lad so young . On the left a couple of tombs at the west end of the church












Old forgotten headstones












A wooden cross rotting away sill showing the letters RIP, the persons name gone


I'll leave you with this view of the church from across the churchyard 
May you have a Happy Weekend


6 comments:

  1. Bill, a wonderful post. The military stones are very nice and I agree, sad to see memorials to such young people.

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  2. Hello Bill!
    With great joy I admire the great English, old monasteries, churches and cemeteries.
    This is what my eyes are watching this magnificent historical monuments.
    Thank you that I can see.
    Have a good Sunday, Bill :)

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  3. Built in 1846 and very little history don't seem to go together well Bill. From the sign out front in the first shot it looks like St John's is still being used, it's a wonder they don't look after the graveyard better. I would love to see the round window from inside also, you'll definitely have to go back ☺

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  4. Impressive masonry! That's a sad cemetery, in a couple of ways.

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