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St Leonard's Church, Charlecote

By TrevBatWCC    
Well, had a wonderful few days in Warwickshire, though on Monday the day of travel, and also on the first full day (Tuesday) the weather was rather grey and gloomy...from then on it was lots of sunshine for the rest of the week! Smile Our lovely hotel, the Charlecote Pheasant, was located in the village of Charlecote, some 4 miles east of Stratford-upon-Avon and 6 miles south of Warwick.
After getting settled in, I had a wander across the road into the village's St Leonard's Church. Rebuilt 1851-3, the church stands on the site of an earlier 12th century church on the edge of Charlecote Park. It was instigated and paid for by Mrs Mary Elizabeth Lucy, whose family resided at the Park.
The actress Judi Dench married actor Michael Williams in 1971 (who she also starred with in the TV sitcom 'A Fine Romance'), and they later lived in the village for 12 years. When Michael died in 2001, he was buried here in St Leonard's Church graveyard, and his grave is shown here in V2. The church interior can be seen in V3.
A bit of catching up to do on here, and lots of images to process too!

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 4 and Photoshop Elements 11.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Graveyard Architecture Warwickshire Landscape and travel Charlecote St Leonards Church Michael Williams

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DeSilver Plus
9 13 11 England
2 Feb 2013 2:35PM
Looks like a lovely place to spend a few days.
Interesting write up and excellent pictures.


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2 Feb 2013 2:41PM
Love's a pity the grave of the actor looks might not be but it looks like it in the image.................nice church..........GrinGrinGrin
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
2 Feb 2013 2:47PM
Hi Trev.
A stunning set, all excellent and superb processing, V3 my choice, going to ask a favour of you, Going to send you a PM with my email address, would you send me the photo of Michael Williams grave, I want to send it to my Sister in law who was very good friends, with both of them, she could not attend the funeral as she lived in Cyprus at that time.


RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
2 Feb 2013 2:52PM
Glad you got some fine weather for your winter hol., Trev: always chancy esp. at this time of year.
Interesting opening set, accompanied by a full and informative narrative.
That church interior has been beautifully captured.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
2 Feb 2013 2:57PM
A sad loss to the acting world when Judi Dench lost her beloved husband, very interested to see his rather unkempt grave. Excellent processing, three fine images. Carol
Meheecho 3 275 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 3:06PM
Great set of images
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 3:47PM
A fine building beautifully portrayed here, and the grave shot is amazingly crisp.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
2 Feb 2013 4:15PM
I remember the program fondly.... Susan Penhaligon was gorgeous!! A beautiful church, Trev, the interior image is very well captured.

Sue_R 10 11 6 Scotland
2 Feb 2013 5:29PM
Glad you had a good holiday. V3 is my favourite of this set.

Sue Smile
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 5:44PM
A grand set, Trev; as usual, your processing is ideal for architectural edifices whatever the weather!
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
2 Feb 2013 6:12PM
Such lovely clarity.
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 6:15PM
Lovely shots Trev great detail in all.Smile
2 Feb 2013 6:27PM
A great set I have become used to seeing from your fine self
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 9:09PM
I do like your processing, Trev. We see plenty of church pictures on this site, but they hardly ever grab my attention like yours have.
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
3 Feb 2013 2:50PM
Very good set, Trev, and as already mentioned, your choice of processing lends itself particularly well for architecture.
A very un-pretentious gravestone to Mr. Williams.

gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 3:48PM
Super images Trev, I love your processing!
JOKEN 7 3 10 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 4:20PM
Interesting narrative to go with your fine picture.
RockArea 10 18 3 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 5:53PM
An attractive church with a very pretty steeple. It looks good against that wintery sky.

JanieB43 8 47 6 England
3 Feb 2013 9:16PM
Great set Trev with the attention to detail that your photographs are renowned for... If I could vote for each individually I would Smile

Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 9:49PM
Three interesting images Trev and with the write-up
all well captured and interesting re V2
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
4 Feb 2013 8:56AM
A good set of images from this location Trev, V3 is a fine interior image
Regards Richard
Wow v1 v3 are fantastic , such good detail and very well presented. all good but 1-3 outstanding for me.

phil99 9 45 6 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2013 1:39PM
ver 1 and 3 outstanding work Trev.Love them both ....Phil

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