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St Mary's Church, North Marden, West Sussex

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This image was taken around a month ago, before Lockdown v2.0 and in much better weather!

St Mary's is believed to have been founded by Geoffrey, son of Azo, late in the 12th century. It consists of an undivided nave and chancel. The chancel has a semi-circular (apsidal) end, and is one of only six small churches in England that has one. Made of Caen stone, this was probably shipped across the channel to Chichester harbour and then transported by packhorse to North Marden.

Monthly children's services are held in the church which is lit by candles as there is no electricity.
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28 comments

Jaap van 't Veen said:

Lovely little church; well captured Keith.
H(ealthy)FF
2 weeks ago

Proxar said:

HFF Keith! :-)
2 weeks ago ( translate )

Jean-louis Thiaudier… said:

HFF Keith!

Amitiés . Jean-Louis.
2 weeks ago

ANNICK56 said:

trèsjolie perspective et bel édifice HFF
2 weeks ago ( translate )

Diana Australis said:

HFF Keith. What a cracker this is...lovely sky and clouds, gentle sunlight...old stones...
Stay well....times are difficult!
2 weeks ago

Wierd Folkersma said:

HFF Keith!
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Petar Bojić said:

HFF! Have safe and healthy WE
2 weeks ago

Ulrich John said:

Like this kind of architecture very much, Keith ! HFF and a very nice weekend for you !
2 weeks ago

FotoArt said:

Sie hat schon so viele Gefahren überstanden.
HFF - Bleib gesund und stark für die kommenden Wochen.
2 weeks ago ( translate )

Jean said:

It looks and sounds a magical place. Old and homely. Settled in the landscape with beautiful cloud patterns overhead. Viewing large brings out all the detail of the tower and of the stonework. So lovely. Have a good weekend and stay safe.
2 weeks ago

HappySnapper said:

Precious little of rural England and it's way of life remain, seems like you have found a a piece of it here Keith. HFF and a good weekend for you too.
2 weeks ago

Herb Riddle said:

A nice little scene here Keith. The materials are quite different, using that particular stone and a wooden tower. Great stuff. Well done.

HFF, have a great, safe weekend.
2 weeks ago

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

It made me smile that Azo named his son Geoffrey :) It's a beautiful little church and such an English scene. The detail when enlarged is superb Keith. Thank you for the information as well.

HFF and wish you a good weekend. Take care and stay safe.
2 weeks ago

Frans Schols said:

HFF ,Keith en een prettig weekend.
Schitterende opname en zeer interessante beschrijving.
Vriendelijke groeten, Frans.
PS in Nederland heeft zelfs ieder kippenhok een elektrische aansluiting!! (LOL)
2 weeks ago ( translate )

╰☆☆June☆☆╮ said:

Good work.
◦•●◉✿ Have a great weekend✿◉●•◦
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