Wentworth Church

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Wentworth Church

For a small village, Wentworth is quite unusual as it has two churches - the partly ruined ‘Old’ Church and the Victorian ‘New’ Church.

The new church was commissioned in 1872 by the 6th Earl of Fitzwilliam at a cost of around £25,000 in memory of his parents. It was designed by John Pearson, who was the leading Victorian architect at that time. (In fact, some people will tell you that Pearson based Truro Cathedral on the design of the New Church!)

Like the Old Church, it is dedicated to the Holy Trinity and has been described by architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as “a very fine, sensitive, and scholarly piece of Gothic revival”. It was built on an impressive scale and it's 200 foot spire is visible for miles around. The vast interior can comfortably seat over 500 people, which is far more than the population of the village at that time.

As well as this, there a number of interesting architectural features including the impressive stone vaulting and two large stained glass windows; the western by Kempe and the eastern by Clayton and Bell.

There is also a carved stone depicting the Last Supper which was donated by the 6th Earl's children to commemorate the Golden Wedding anniversary of the Earl and his wife, Lady Frances Harriet

I used a 10 stop ND grad filter for the long exposure. 25 seconds at f18, ISO 100.

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Comments (19)

darogo on May 20, 2012

Lk1-Fv1. Great picture!! Greetings, Dani.

lazphoto on May 21, 2012

nice afterwork.

Aleks� on May 26, 2012

Great architecture, beautiful photo! Like

Best regards

stuart murphy on May 28, 2012

Thanks Aleks and lazphoto Regards Stuart

Carmen Paula on June 5, 2012

una foto espectacular, el ambiente creado en ella parace que en cualquier momento va ha aparecer un zombi..... Saludos

Potoka on June 9, 2012

Imprpesionante toma. LIKE!!!!!!! Un cordial saludo.

Guizel J.c on June 30, 2012

Excellent picture and composition



EdwardTurJ on July 2, 2012

Awesome picture!
Greetings from Czernowitz in Ukraine, Edward

Thanasis Germanos on July 7, 2012

Beautiful photo i like it. LIKE Thanasis

krzy vito on July 14, 2012

schöne perspektive like

stuart murphy on July 14, 2012

Thanks Krzyss

danimero on September 16, 2012

Fabulous long exposure that makes a dramatic sky. Very good monochrome shot


Best wishes, Daniel

stuart murphy on December 27, 2012

Thanks Daniel and James Regards Stuart

pacj on January 8, 2013

ciao Stuart Murphy,hai una galleria molto bella,sei fra i miei preferiti,ciao e buona giornata.

stuart murphy on January 8, 2013

Thanks pacj, always appreciate visits and complements to my gallery. Regards Stuart

Universo Inverso on January 8, 2013

Wonderful photo! Great light! Like!

stuart murphy on January 8, 2013

Thanks Universo Inverso !! Regards Stuart

ronihook on March 9, 2013

A gorgeous capture!!YS.

greetings from Slovakia, roni

stuart murphy on March 10, 2013

Thanks Roni Kind Regards from the UK ! Stuart

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Photo taken in Wentworth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S62, UK

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