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St Nicholas Church, Moreton

By TrevBatWCC    
On the last full day in Dorset we had a couple of half day coach outings. The day was rather cooler than previous and dull, but at least it stayed fine! The morning outing took us on a tour around the Dorset countryside, stopping off here at the tiny village of Moreton. It has this beautiful and unusual church, square shaped rather than rectangular, except for a semi-circular bit on one side.
St Nicholas' church is world famous for its engraved glass windows and for the grave of Lawrence of Arabia. The original dedication to St Magnus Martyr was changed to St Nicholas in 1490. Bombing on 8th October 1940 extensively damaged the church. Created as part of the refurbishment following the war, the 13 engraved glass windows (1955-85) are by Sir Laurence Whistler, who revived glass engraving in the 20th century. Lawrence of Arabia (T E Lawrence) was buried in the nearby graveyard following his funeral in the church.
V2 and V3 were taken a few minutes before, showing the church's exterior.

Many thanks to Helen (helenlinda) for her User Award on my earlier upload, Stairway to . . . , most appreciated Smile

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

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

Trev Smile

Tags: Dorset Architecture Moreton St nicholas church

Voters: PatriciaWilson, cats_123, leo_nid and 35 more



cats_123 Plus
19 5.2k 31 Northern Ireland
31 Mar 2017 11:33AM
Lovely set...and an interesting story...like the v1 pov particularly SmileSmile
RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
31 Mar 2017 11:35AM
A very full and interesting history of this unusual church, Trev: good to see the exterior structure, but your interior shots are top notch, beautifully exposed and showing fine detail at all levels.
I think I had heard about that engraved glass but did not know in which church it had been installed........so different to the usual window decoration in churches, and obviously letting in much more light.
leo_nid 6 12
31 Mar 2017 11:37AM
great shots and story
v.1 stands out for me
31 Mar 2017 11:39AM
Nice set Trev
31 Mar 2017 11:45AM
An excellent set of superb images of this delightful church, Trev.
The engraved glass is very interesting to see and a contrast to the more usual stained glass.
A very informative narrative, too.
We visited Clouds Hill, T.E. Lawrence's home last year.

Richard SmileSmile
HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
31 Mar 2017 11:58AM
Wonderful set here Trev, love the windows and curvature in the lead image especially. Great processing.

Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2017 11:59AM
A stunning interior and those engraved windows are rather special. A wonderful set of this old church Trev, good to see the exterior as well.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2590 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2017 12:34PM
Small but perfectly formed.
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
31 Mar 2017 12:51PM
A very impressive set of images of this lovely church. I like the etched glass. I hope you got some close ups of it.
31 Mar 2017 1:34PM
Excellent set of images
Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
31 Mar 2017 3:09PM
A very beautiful set Trev.
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
31 Mar 2017 4:18PM
Another quality set Trev with the lead image being really outstanding. Was the church opened specially for your party? Thinking that such a special place would probably be locked.
Drighlynne 11 131 1 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2017 5:30PM
Wonderfully shot interiors Trev.
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2017 7:11PM
Trev a lovely set, and I like the views from the outside as well
Lead is my winner
ColleenA Plus
10 505 11 Australia
1 Apr 2017 1:01PM
They're excellent images and interesting info Trevor
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
1 Apr 2017 2:23PM
Wonderful set Trev
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2017 7:21PM
Wonderful architecture... Both exterior and interior is lovely...
Isabel GrinGrin
Fefe Plus
11 84 49 United Kingdom
5 May 2017 11:30AM
Gorgeous glass Grin
Lovely shots Trev!

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