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Cartmel Priory from the churchyard, Cartmel, Cumbria.

Cartmel Priory is now the parish church of Cartmel. The priory was founded in 1190 by William Marshal, later 1st Earl of Pembroke, for the Augustinian Canons and dedicated to Saint Mary the Virgin and Saint Michael. It was first colonised by a Prior and twelve monks from Bradenstoke Priory in Wiltshire. Of the monastic buildings the priory church and a gatehouse survive.

There are many features of special interest, both inside the church (please see upload of inside by BarbaraR) and outside, including the unique square belfry tower constructed diagonally across the original lantern tower. Simon Jenkins, in his book 'England's Thousand Best Churches', says that "Cartmel is the most beautiful church in the north-west".

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Winter Visitor'.

Best wishes,
Philip

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:5 Sep 2012 - 11:25 AM
Focal Length:4.5mm
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
ISO:80
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 5:45 PM

Beautiful stonework!

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
11 Dec 2012 - 5:49 PM

I love Churches they have their own atmosphere and each is so very different, love it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 5:54 PM

It's been standing for around 800 years then and looks so strongly built it will probably stand at least another 800! Can't say that of many modern structures! Good composition and a fine view of this ancient church.

Ann

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 6:26 PM

Lovely church, bet there are lots of photo oppotunitiesGrin
Diane
As with your neighbourWink

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 6:31 PM

nice to see...
makes me feel quite young..Wink

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 7:34 PM

A very beautiful cathedral!

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JohnChambersPhotography

Good attention to detail, nice comp like the textures on the stonework

John

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Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 9:36 PM

Nicely composed with plenty to look at.

Best Matt

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12 Dec 2012 - 2:31 PM

What an interesting church and its history.
Carole

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