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St Petroc's Church/yard South Brent Devon England


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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2010, 07:21:57 am »

Wow Beautiful.
Its not often lately that one comes across graves so close and even inbetween buildings.

The old archetecture complete with its signs of aging and the moss is beautiful. Moss only happens in rare places here in SA.

We get loads of it over here Eugene hunni, South Brent is where I've been spending alot of time at...............with friend recoperating after my stroke and is such a lovely little village as well................

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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2010, 07:09:14 am »

Wow Beautiful.
Its not often lately that one comes across graves so close and even inbetween buildings.

The old archetecture complete with its signs of aging and the moss is beautiful. Moss only happens in rare places here in SA.
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« on: April 08, 2010, 05:31:00 am »

The large bell tower of St Petrocís Church was apparently the central tower of a cruciform Norman building. The west portion of which was demolished at some date, perhaps in the early 14th century when the existing nave was rebuilt with two transepts. In the early 15th century these tra...nsepts were enlarged into aisles. Three altars in the re-built church were dedicated in 1436. The church was restored by Hine & Odgers in 1870. Records of vicars date from 1268.

The fine Norman font, of red sandstone, is late 12th century in date, and is similar in style to others in Blackawton and Buckfastleigh churches.

In 1436 the vicar, the Rev John Hay, was dragged out of the church and murdered while officiating at divine service. The door through which he was taken has been walled up. The old doorway is still just visible.
The parish registers date from 1677.




This just has to be my fav pic, that I took in this beautiful little churchyard..............




This is the oldest part of the churchyard and some of these graves date back to 1500 etc.......






Notice the small door............it was about 4ft high ..............




Back view looking into the churchyard, from the oldest part.............


The only thing I didnt like, was the new doors that were put in a few yrs ago...........








This is the vicarage, and was a lovely long cottage, think it was a barn at one time and refurbished.........

This is only a handful of the 80 odd pics I took that morn, pls feel free to take a look at the others on my photobucket link ...............

http://s485.photobucket.com/albums/rr215/twistedsister666_photo/South%20Brent%20Churchyard%2018th%20March%202010/


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