Saturday, 8 September 2012

Oh so very different here

It is oh so very different here in St Editha's in the village of Church Eaton in the County of Staffordshire.


The twelfth century nave nothing but bare walls and only the slightest hint of decoration....


The chancel and East window open, full of light and much more grenerous than in many a Norfolk church...


The aisle stripped bare, all heavy stone. Not a hint of whitewashed plaster, nor I suspect has there ever been so...


And outside heavier stone still, so very different to the patchwork of flint, brick and cobble walls of our eastern churches...


Even the gravestones are bigger. Dark, sombre; brooding even.

It is oh so very different here in St Editha's in the village of Church Eaton in the County of Staffordshire.

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Location:High St,Stafford,United Kingdom

2 comments:

  1. Yes, it's quite disorientating in a way isn't it. I mean, on our own patch we get used to 'reading' the architecture etc almost intuitively, whereas, when we travel to other regions it's like we're novices again (not necessarily a bad thing at all!).

    Huzzah!

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    1. Exactly my point Munro. We walk into local churches and get a 'feel' for their age and the changes over time, above and beyond the typical dating of architectural styles. But when we walk into places like St Edithas that feeling deserts us and we must go back to the books..

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