Church of St. Mary at Astley (Grade II* Listed Building)

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pedrocut on December 19, 2008

The church stands, on an eminence, and is a fine specimen of Early Norman architecture; it contains a Norman font, some good altar-tombs to the Blount family, and a replica by Bacon of his memorial to Mrs Mason in Bristol Cathedral. In the churchyard is a monument to Miss Frances Eidley Havergal, whose father was rector of this parish.

http://uk-genealogy.org.uk/england/Worcestershire/places/Astley.html

Diggory Venn on September 15, 2011

Hi Peter!Tell me please what is roomed on the upper stories of the church tower?

pedrocut on September 17, 2011

Hi Diggory

Most of the tops of the traditional English Church are bell towers. They were used to call the people to worship, or for special events.

All the best Peter

Diggory Venn on September 18, 2011

Hi Peter!They are so spacious,especially this one,not like russian orthodox bell towers!I am dreaming to scramble on the top and looking around to the endless english fields and hills and to peep through this lattice window by one eye...Old Good Russian Friend Diggory Venn!

pedrocut on September 18, 2011

Hi Diggory

I think that in many Churches there several bells. Many are still rung today by enthusiasts!

Best wishes Peter

Diggory Venn on October 22, 2011

Hi Peter!Thanks very much!:)

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  • Uploaded on December 19, 2008
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 900Ti
    • Taken on 2007/09/13 13:04:30
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