Former Church of St. James at Pipe Ridware

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pedrocut on December 11, 2008

The Church of St. James turned out to be the local Ridware Theatre, and the next production advertised as the Secret Garden! As there were no benches we had our lunch on the churchyard wall with a donkey in the small field adjoining the Church.

pedrocut on December 11, 2008

The Church of Saint James lies to the east of the minor road through the centre of the village (SK 1772). The main body of the church was built in 1840-42 upon the site of a Medieval predecessor, with the chancel added in 1899; a Norman font stands within the church, and the remains of a Churchyard Cross thought to date to the 14th century stands in the churchyard to the south (SK 0961 1771). (AHDS; Salter, tOPCoS, p.73; OS)

Diggory Venn on September 25, 2011

Hi Peter!Wonderful church!You know so much about!My respect to You Peter!Old Good Russian Friend Diggory Venn!

pedrocut on September 25, 2011

Hi Diggory

If you walk in the English countryside it will not be long before you come to a Church. The churchyards are nice peaceful places to sit and have your lunch. Sometimes sheltering from the rain, sometimes under the shade of an old Yew Tree!

Best wishes Peter

Diggory Venn on September 25, 2011

It is wonderful very much Peter!In Russia it was so but after Kommunist Party rulement when a lot of churches and cathedrals were destroyed and razed to the ground the picture far different much!

pedrocut on September 25, 2011

Hi Diggory,

Although we have many, many small churches, some of the great monasteries were torn down in the English Reformation of the 16th C.

Like Fountains Abbey here

All the best Peter

Diggory Venn on September 26, 2011

Hi Peter!Recently I saw the movies about those times!The picture is named "The Tudors"!Old Good Russian Friend Diggory Venn!:)

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  • Uploaded on December 11, 2008
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    by pedrocut
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