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Wool Church

By Philip_H
Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Shared Ears'. This is the magnificent parish church at Long Melford, Suffolk where the 'Three Hares' window can be found.

The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity,was largely constructed between 1467 and 1497 in the late Perpendicular Gothic style. It is a noted example of a Suffolk medieval wool church, founded and financed by wealthy wool merchants in the medieval period as impressive visual statements of their prosperity.

The church structure is highly regarded by many observers. Its cathedral-like proportions and distinctive style, along with its many original features that survived the religious upheavals of the 16th and 17th centuries, have attracted critical acclaim. Journalist and author Sir Simon Jenkins, Chairman of the National Trust, included the church in his 1999 book “England’s 1000 Finest Churches”. He awarded it a maximum of 5 stars, one of only 18 to be so rated.

Best wishes,

Tags: Suffolk Architecture Churchyard Headstones Holy trinity church Long melford Wool church Perpendicular gothic style

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3 Dec 2012 7:35PM
Ver nice clarity and pov, the leading line works well up the path and the shadow finishes the shot off.....very nice composition.


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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 7:40PM
Love this. Three key areas - the overhanging pine needles, the church, the gravestone and its shadow, perfectly balanced.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
3 Dec 2012 8:50PM
A decent shot, nice compo. Thank you for the info.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
3 Dec 2012 9:05PM
Interesting to read that it's described as "cathedral like" as that's exactly how it appeared to me from your image. Looks a really special place.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 9:07PM
A rather interesting foreword supported by a great image. The lead in working wonderfully.

Regards Nathan
Herge88 11 40 4 England
3 Dec 2012 9:32PM
Good lead in to this fabulous looking building.

Best Matt
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 10:05PM
Very well framed Philip, nicely discribe.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 10:13PM
Beautifully taken image, nice pov and composition.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
4 Dec 2012 12:36AM
This is an outstanding image!
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
4 Dec 2012 5:56AM
A great photo of this stunning building !!! Thanx for the info too - helps to appreciate more fully what I see SmileGrin
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
4 Dec 2012 6:43AM
A fine church, Philip, well captured. Carol
7 Dec 2012 10:11PM
A fine composition. Beaut architecture, the path is a great lead-in and the shadows hold in the scene well.


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