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Old Oct 4 2009, 12:17 PM   #1
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Hmm, stark and simple building with a cross...

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Old Oct 4 2009, 04:21 PM   #3
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Part of an abbey / monastery?
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Old Oct 5 2009, 02:38 AM   #7
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Old Oct 5 2009, 04:40 PM   #12
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P'ter, I'm stumped - found the cutest little church but it wasn't it.....then I went for the obvious but no can do either.... so my question is:

Is it in a county in Northern England (by that, I mean going from Shrops to Norfolk - north of this line of counties)?
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Is or was it a church?
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Was it built as part of a military defence?
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Old Oct 5 2009, 05:34 PM   #16
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Old Oct 6 2009, 01:05 AM   #17
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Church Hill there is honest-to-God, a hill called this and no, it's not named after Winston Churchill. P'ter, I thought you might enjoy that "pun". Hang on I better get back to the topic at hand.

Is it in the West Midlands?
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Old Oct 6 2009, 02:58 AM   #18
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In a county with a coastline?
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Old Oct 6 2009, 03:29 AM   #19
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Jube: I'm afraisd I spotted that one decades ago. But then almost every pre-reformation town/village in the UK has a Church/Chapel Hill/Road/Lane/Street. Very often there's a Vicarage Lane/etc as well. Later additions usually have the church's patron saint in the name. There's a St Jude Street just round the corner from me. If you want another road pun. In Piccadilly Circus in London there's a statue of Eros who has just shot his arrow ---- down Shaftsbury Avenue. I'm sorry dear: it's not in the West Midlands.

Hans: yes, but which one.
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That's okay P'ter, we've got some strange ones too but I've got to go to work soon so I'll hunt up later.

We'll start with CORNWALL then?
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Old Oct 6 2009, 06:10 AM   #21
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The southcoast of England?
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Old Oct 6 2009, 12:12 PM   #22
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Old Oct 7 2009, 03:03 AM   #25
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Dorset?
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Hans: yes.

So ... Jube: no.
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P'ter, you make the search really worth our while

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Think I found it too!
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Right: since nobody else seems to be playing I'll declare this one done as I've had two correct pms.

Yes: it's St Aldhelm's Chapel in St Aldhelm's/Alban's Head in Dorset. It's very old, probably Saxon. From it's location and isolation I think it was a hermitage. There's only one window, a very small one, and they DO still hold about two services a year there.

Here's the other side ...



... and here's part of the 'ceiling'. there are four bays like this with a large central pillar.





Please can I go back on the list Hans?
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I already added you, P'ter per your request in PM

It's a very interesting building on a very interesting place. I'd like to visit and photograph it myself one day.
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