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St Peter's Church

By TrevBatWCC    
Heading into the town centre of Peel visited here, the remains of St Peter's Church. It was built around 1550 as a Chapel of Ease for the Old Cathedral of St German on St Patrick's Isle after a boat carrying a coffin for burial was wrecked. When the Cathedral fell into disrepair, St Peter's became the parish church. It now lies in ruins, rendered unsafe after being almost completely destroyed by fire in 1958. Only the outer walls, some tombstones and the clock and bell tower, which was built in 1872, remain.
The tall clocktower dominates the skyline in Peel, and can be seen in the background of my previous upload.
(images taken 18/03/2020)

Many thanks to Carole (Monochrome2004) and Ian (dales) for their User Awards on my previous upload, West Quay , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw images processed in Nikon Capture NX-D, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😀👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Church Architecture Ruins Peel Isle of man Clocktower

Voters: cegidfa, mike9005, Ericsamson and 49 more


A beautifully trio Trev, wonderful history. I especially like the lead.

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Ted447 Plus
7 216 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2020 11:27AM
Nice set. Ted. GrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
8 452 7 Australia
29 Apr 2020 11:44AM
Must have been impressive in its day, a great set....excellent photography as out of awards...will give you one tomorrow
Joline Plus
14 30 57 United States
29 Apr 2020 12:06PM
A shame it has gone to ruin, it must have been a gorgeous building.
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
29 Apr 2020 12:06PM
Certainly does dominate... excellent set 😁
29 Apr 2020 12:11PM
Lovely architecture Trev, must have been quite impressive at one time. Nice to have the details about the images as well. Great shots.

Stay safe and well

Mary Wink

29 Apr 2020 12:19PM
Fine series here Trev, love the stonework, and the clock. Fascinating write-up 👍

Dave 🙂
29 Apr 2020 12:48PM
A nice set of images Trev and an interesting narrative too.

29 Apr 2020 12:55PM
a fine set, top quality images, as always
great how the beautiful clock tower has been preserved intact
29 Apr 2020 1:35PM
Excellent set
29 Apr 2020 1:44PM
Lovely series, when I looked at the versions I wondered why there was a clock in the ruin until I looked again and saw how you had captured it in just the right place. Great captures.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2020 1:58PM
A beautiful set of this gorgeous old church and esp. love your lead composition and capture,
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2020 2:25PM
Wonderful looking set Trev. Lot of my old churches look like that.
Peter Grin
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
29 Apr 2020 2:54PM
....and this is where we saw our one and only Manx cat! Smile
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
29 Apr 2020 2:56PM
an excellent setWink
29 Apr 2020 4:05PM
A superb set, Trev - I love the framing in V1 - very well done!!SmileSmileSmile

Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2020 5:39PM
Stunning ruins and an excellent lead Trev.
Your wide-angle is perfect to show the beautiful church
at its best.
saltireblue Plus
10 10.9k 63 Norway
29 Apr 2020 7:22PM
The IOM is very often overlooked as a source of history - not to mention overlooked as a location for photographers...
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2020 7:39PM
Tree stunning images Trev, beautiful church,
I like the set... Isabel GrinGrin
29 Apr 2020 8:03PM
Excellent set Trev..Lin
29 Apr 2020 9:44PM
Great set of images Trev, and very informative as well.
Out of gongs today mate, put right tomorrow.
All the very best
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 18 Canada
30 Apr 2020 1:43AM
An excellent set Trev.
I really like the lines within the composition really draws the eye into the ruins to explore

dales Plus
4 10 Australia
30 Apr 2020 11:00AM
Very well captured Trev , would have been a magnificent structure a great loss to the community
30 Apr 2020 10:02PM
A well composed, captured and processed trio, Trev.


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