St Hilda's Danby

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Neil Grimwood on September 4, 2011

St Hilda's Church: Located some two miles from the village of Danby, St Hilda's occupies a magnificent site at the heart of Danby Dale that has served as a burial ground since pre-Christian days. Incorporating Saxon and Norman remains, the church has developed organically and now comprises a 15th century Perpendicular tower, nave rebuilt in 1789, gallery of 1806, accessed by external stone steps, and a chancel attributed to William Butterfield,dating from 1848.The church was mediaevalised by Temple Moore in 1903.Containing several listed tombs and headstones the churchyard is also worthy of note

Dee Wainwright on September 4, 2011

thanx for the history neil :-) its a lovely photo

Neil Grimwood on September 4, 2011

Thanks Denise,i like to add a little history when i can.Its much bigger than it looks,the rest of the building is behind those Yew trees,i did take a shot from the other side,wrong time of day for the light though, never mind.

Dee Wainwright on September 4, 2011

think ill have to go and visit it. im not a church goer but i love the look of churchs :-) altho im not getting married in a church :-$

Neil Grimwood on September 4, 2011

Its worth a visit Denise,its in a lovely setting,i'm not at all religious i just like the arhitecture and history of churches.Logging off now,see you later.

Dee Wainwright on September 4, 2011

take care :-)

Neil Grimwood on September 5, 2011

It is well cared for Ian, The group sure is mounting up,i'm wondering if we shall be restricted to one shot soon.I hope not as we might miss out on some nice interior shots.

Thanks for calling in.

♦Rosa♦ on September 5, 2011

Very nice Neil, it looks compact and attractive. Like the sky too. Cheers, Rosa.

József Rózsa on September 5, 2011

Very nice photo, Neil !

Greetings, József

Neil Grimwood on September 5, 2011

Hi Rosa,Its a lovely church in a nice setting,and there's more to it than you see here,the rest of it is hidden by those Yew trees.As i said above,i have a shot from the other side,but the light wasn't right,i may go back though.Thanks for calling in....Neil.

Thankyou Jozsef,your visit and comments are much appreciated....Neil.

Graham Hobbs on September 22, 2011

lovely light - very nice picture


Neil Grimwood on October 6, 2011

Thanks Graham, very much appreciated.


Agneta Bodin on October 12, 2011

Very beautiful church. like Thanks for your history!

Greetings, Agneta

Neil Grimwood on October 12, 2011

Thankyou Agneta,its in a beautiful setting too...Neil.

Neil Aitkenhead on October 24, 2011

Lovely evening light there Neil - how are things with the Grimwoods? All well I trust! Greetings from windswept Scotland

Neil Grimwood on October 25, 2011

Thanks Neil, apart from being knee deep with decorating and our shower giving up the ghost we are ok,hope all is well with all at Thornhill.We have had the winds now and again,bit more settled now though.

stuart murphy on November 8, 2011

I like this composition Neil, you've really worked the shadows to give the church real presence in the scene Well done Regards Stuart

Neil Grimwood on November 10, 2011

Hi Stuart, I'm pleased you like this shot,thanks,very much appreciated. Its in a lovely setting,it was just a matter of setting up and waiting for a little while.Thanks for calling in.

Regards to you too...Neil.

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  • Uploaded on September 4, 2011
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    by Neil Grimwood
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A300
    • Taken on 2011/09/02 18:42:05
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 20.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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