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St Thomas the Apostle, Stanhope

By gingerdelight    
This is the church of St Thomas the Apostle in Stanhope, near Durham. It is the 12th Century Mother Church of the United Benefice of Upper Weardale.

The Church is an ancient structure, standing upon an elevated site on the north side of the town. It is principally of the Norman period, and simple in detail, its oldest portion being the lower stages of the tower. The restorations or additions, which have been effected from time to time, are of the Early English and Later Decorated styles. It consists of nave, aisles, chancel, south porch, and western tower. The chantry chapel at the east end of the south aisle, and dedicated to St. Mary, was probably added about 1225.

Thank you once again for your continued votes and comments, and I am pleased you enjoyed my last upload, which was taken just outside of this church.

Carol

Tags: Summer Church Architecture Graves Blue sky Headstones

Voters: Steve3671, andylea, Glostopcat and 40 more

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Comments


24 Jan 2011 8:13PM
Great shot, nice composition
Steve

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andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2011 8:18PM
brilliant lead in carol wonderful colour and detail a belter nice one Wink
andy
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
24 Jan 2011 8:34PM
A fine shot of this lovely old church, excellent composition and detail in the stonework
Suehh 9 39 6 England
24 Jan 2011 8:45PM
Such clarity in this Carole - and deep glorious tones. Lovely shot.

Sue
Mike_Smith Plus
9 314 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2011 8:52PM
great shot of a nice old church building
24 Jan 2011 9:07PM
lovely clean sharp shot with loads of details and interest great stuff
24 Jan 2011 9:33PM
This new large format makes this shot well done

Bob
pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2011 9:38PM
Great shot Carol, nice old church, looks good in the sunlight.. Peter
moiral 6 12 Scotland
24 Jan 2011 9:59PM
A wonderfully clear shot Carol. Beautiful. Moira
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
24 Jan 2011 10:35PM
Beautiful lead-in. Guess they have local rabbit problems from the way the Roses are caged! Lovely detail in the stonework and an interesting write-up to go along with it.

Ann
24 Jan 2011 11:10PM
Good shot Carol, i like how the fence draws the eye to the subject.
Well cartured Smile
Ricky.
tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2011 11:14PM
Lovely details and colours Carol and a great lead-in down the path - I wonder why the railing on one side?
Tim
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
24 Jan 2011 11:20PM
A rather pleasing shot Carol.And in answer to Tims question.The railing is there to assist the vicar on Sunday mornings after a heavy Saturday night on the Guinness !!
Mick.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
24 Jan 2011 11:33PM
A neat chruch and graveyards and a wonderful picture of as well as some informative text--- well done, Jennnnn
tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2011 12:01AM

Quote:A rather pleasing shot Carol.And in answer to Tims question.The railing is there to assist the vicar on Sunday mornings after a heavy Saturday night on the Guinness !!
Mick.


Maybe no need for the guinness; in some churches it's required to finish every last drop of the consecrated communion wine, but hopefully the vicar would be able to find members of the congregation to help
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
25 Jan 2011 7:47AM
Very well composed and captured, Carol. Carol
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
25 Jan 2011 8:06AM
You found a good spot to manage to get the whole building in frame; and there is some nice detail in the stonework. Doesn't the blue clock show well too.
Joan.
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
25 Jan 2011 8:55AM
Great and well composed image,very well taken too.
saeidWink
25 Jan 2011 10:02AM
what stunning capture well detailed and composed I love it.Smile
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2011 11:40AM
Thanks so much to Kevin for your User Award, it means such a lot and has really made my day!
Carol
25 Jan 2011 11:43AM
Excellent detail.
Rob.
Alvar 9 23 2 France
25 Jan 2011 11:48AM
Lovely composition Carol and lead into the Church. You deserve the UA Well done
Alvar Smile
danbrann Plus
12 621 17
25 Jan 2011 12:09PM
That's super Carol. I like everything about this one.
25 Jan 2011 1:56PM
lovely image.. enjoyed your write up as well...
25 Jan 2011 2:23PM
Fabulous lead in, Carol, wonderful colour and details, a very well captured image.
Roy
barmymarny 6 1 1 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2011 2:45PM
I can't wait for those lovely blue skies to return! Lovely capture.

Marilyn x
25 Jan 2011 4:26PM
Beautiful image Carol - lovely colour and great clarity !

Chris
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2011 8:40AM
Wonderful perspective & composition Carol. The path leads you right into the frame. Excellent colours too. ~Paul
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
26 Jan 2011 4:41PM
A beautiful quality image, Carol, excellent capture Smile Makes me feel I could just walk down that path.
TrevB Smile
26 Jan 2011 8:02PM
It is a near perfect picture of this church that anyone is likely to take, I'm sure if you sent the PCC a copy they would treasure it. I agree with others about the lead in, it sets the scene and allows the eye to absorb the beauty in an elegant and peaceful kind of way. One of your best yet Carol, very well done.
26 Jan 2011 8:07PM
I recommend viewing the large version, fantastic shot.
PeterDSmith 8 13 46 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 9:58AM
Verily, I say unto thee, this photograph of St Thomas's is, without doubt, god.

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