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All souls church

By clintQB  
This is the derelict church i visited on my own. Built by Colonel Edward Akroyd to serve his model village of Akroydon at Boothtown, All Soul's Church is in a corner of Akroyd Park facing Haley Mills. Considered one of the country's finest Victorian Gothic churches, the architect was George Gilbert Scott, famous in his day for London's Albert Memorial, St Pancras Station Hotel and other buildings. It includes much sculpture, metalwork, stained glass and painting by leading artists and artisans of the day.
Building started in 1856 and the church was consecrated in 1859. The church was vast, with a tower and spire of cathedral proportions (236 ft, 72 m), and far beyond the resources of a small congregation. In the late 1970s the roof and spire were in disrepair and the church was closed for service in 1978. Some repairs were undertaken and in 1988, the church's protection and maintenance was taken over by the Redundant Churches Fund (now The Churches Conservation Trust). If you look in the middle of the aisle there is some strange floating orbs, i only noticed this after i got home...ooooooooooooo..scary lol

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User_Removed 10 80 1 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 5:40PM
Knew this was yours. An excellent image Grin

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rayme330 7 17 1 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 5:42PM
Excellent interior shot and processing with interesting pre-narrative.
I hope the floating orbs are some kind of reflected light.

BIGRY1 7 3 8 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 5:55PM
Fantastic processing and pov. An excellent job well done!Grin
zapar40 9 66 5 Wales
23 Aug 2012 5:56PM
great shot and processing.
fazzer 10 54 7 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 6:45PM
All i can think of now is the bloody ghost busters theme......excellent shot again you've made it look so good it hardly looks redundant,great processingSmile
buxton 11 England
23 Aug 2012 7:40PM
Excellent image and processing again Clint, now we know why it's called all souls church Wink
excellent info on the church as well.
pokey110 10 2 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 8:27PM
Excellent image. Great processing
carper123 Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 9:57PM
Brilliant image Clint, fantastic job on the exposure and awesome processing, areal impact image.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.3k 158 England
23 Aug 2012 10:02PM
This is in remarkably good condition for a derelict. Given your special treatment, Clint.Smile

24 Aug 2012 9:08PM
Excellent image Clint.
It has a skeletal look about it. Great processing. Smile

Leilani 15 29 3 England
25 Aug 2012 8:06PM
Wow! Did you have a spring clean whilst you were there? It looks spotless for a derelict the coke bottle left in the pew which adds to it's mystery...but that doesn't detract from the central focus...the Spirits, waiting to mix an unhealthly cocktail! Wink Spectacular capture and processing as always, superb, so much's my seal of approval for today! Smile
Nicely done and amazing place.

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