Sunday, 13 April 2014

No cheating - what was Bazalgette famous for doing?

St Peter, Monk Soham, Suffolk
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It was a long walk across a field to reach the church. There were a number of vegetable patches in the churchyard and lots of evidence of rabbits having visited them.
 
 
Sir Joseph William Bazalgette, was a 19th-century English civil engineer most famous for his work on the sewer network for central London. His son and his grandson both died young and are commemorated in the church.
 
Visited - June 2013
 
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Oh dear, I'm going to have to miss a word out!

 
St Andrew, Great Finborough, Suffolk
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There were some lovely chestnut trees in the churchyard.
The church itself had some attractive flint rendering.
 
 
It isn't clear why the word "HER" wasn't written out in full in the last line of the inscription.
 
Visited - April 2013
 
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Sunday, 6 April 2014

"Received" has been engraved as "Recieved".

St Mary, Brewood, Staffordshire
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Although the church looks as if it is Church of England from the outside it is in fact Catholic.
 
 
"Received" has been engraved as "Recieved".
 
Visited March 2014
 
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Quite possibly the worst designed gravestone we have seen.

 
St Michael and All Angels, Cofton Hackett, Worcestershire
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The church was in a peaceful location except when trains were ascending or descending the infamous "Lickey Incline" which ran alongside the graveyard.
 
 
Quite possibly the worst designed gravestone we have seen - there was no room for the names because of the space taken up by the dates!
 

Visited March 2014
 
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Saturday, 5 April 2014

A superb alabaster wall monument with two tiers of kneeling figures.

 
St Mary the Virgin and St Chad, Brewood, Staffordshire
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A large church with a large churchyard around it. We were pleased to find
such splendid tombs inside the building.
 
 
At the west end of the south aisle, removed from one of the piers of the nave, is an alabaster wall monument with two tiers of kneeling figures. The lower section shows Edward Moreton (d. 1630), his wife (d. 1633), three sons, three daughters and a child in a burial shroud. The upper section shows Matthew Moreton (d. 1669), his wife (d. 1672), a son, six daughters and a child in a burial shroud.
 
Visited - March 2014

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George and Elizabeth Brown lost 10 children in less than 14 years.

 
St Giles, Northampton, Northamptonshire
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Another church where most of the gravestones have
been moved to the perimeter of the site.
 
 
George and Elizabeth Brown lost 10 children in less than 14 years.
 
Visited - March 2014
 
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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Maria Anne Sladen died six weeks after giving birth - she was aged just 22.

St Mary, Llanfair Waterdine, Powys, Wales
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This was a lovely church in a particularly quiet location.
 
 
Maria Anne Sladen died six weeks after giving birth - she was aged just 22.
 
Visited - March 2014

 
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