St Andrew's Church

by Stephanie April. 07, 2017 659 views

A lovely sunny day and I went with a couple of friends to photograph this very unusual church near Ongar.  Part of its walls, to one side of the entrance porch, are made from what appears to be whole tree trunks. It is reputed to be the oldest wood (stave) church in Britain, possibly the world, and can be dated to around the 9th Century. Later brick additions have been added to the building. To the right side of the entrance porch is a grave of an unknown 12th Century C

rusader.Inside are many beautiful, stained glass windows, some of which I've tried to show here. Inside,  the whole church is very dark and even with the door left open , light wasn't great for taking photos.

St Andrew Church, Greensted.

12th Century Crusader's grave.

Stained glass window-1

Stained glass window-2

Lightening conductor

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Karen Rainbird 4 years, 3 months ago

Beautifully captured...

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Stephanie Replied to Karen Rainbird 4 years, 3 months ago

Thank you- quite pleased with stained glass window#1 - the contrasting light outside being so bright while inside very dark was difficult

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