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photoblog image St Augustine's Church Droitwich

St Augustine's Church Droitwich

Dates back to circa 1200 but has been much rebuilt and restored but it is still a grade II listed building. Here it basks in January sunshine. Sadly it was locked 

St Augustine's Church Droitwich

Dates back to circa 1200 but has been much rebuilt and restored but it is still a grade II listed building. Here it basks in January sunshine. Sadly it was locked 

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Jan 2014, 01:05
Dopey buggers...do they think folks only get a dose of gawd appetite on sundays?
Bill Phillips: I think it is more a case of stopping the ungawdly nicking stuff
That's something! It looks like a castle!
Bill Phillips: The Tower was built in 1708 reusing materials from the church and is Gothic in Style. Or to be precise Gothic-Survival. The black on the tower is from the steam trains that used to pass by on the railway below
Wonderful composition Bill... it's nice that you get a sunny day now and then... it is a grand old church... and i agree with Elizabeth... the tower on this end does look like a castle....petersmile
Bill Phillips: We get lots of sun Peter grin The tower dates from the early 18th century and was built with reclaimed materials from parts of the church that were demolished and it is Gothic-survival in style
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Jan 2014, 07:23
An interesting place to have a mooch around inside
Bill Phillips: It is Chris. you would find it interesting. I will have to find out when it is open
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 18 Jan 2014, 07:50
Great angle and view of the surrounds. I still get blown away by how old some of the buildings over there are.
Bill Phillips: We may have a rubbish cricket team at the moment but we have got a lot of history grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Jan 2014, 09:15
This is a cemetery as we know it in our country - well cared for with flowers, but the grave places are here quite smaller and much grass - I like it.
Bill Phillips: It is indeed well cared for and commands a fine view over the town Philine
I,ve never looked at churchs like the way i do since getting my camera ......tbh getting my camera i look at loads of things in different ways
Bill Phillips: Taking pictures makes you look and from what I have seen of yours you are a natural!
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 18 Jan 2014, 11:36
Now that our snow has all melted we are back to green grass. Amazing that flowers in pots are still alive or are they plastic?
Bill Phillips: It has been mild enough here for a lot of things to survive Mary. I suspect most of these were bought in a shop in bloom and them placed here. Plastic flowers are usually not allowed
Really like the angle you've shot this from, Bill. Looks quite majestic standing proudly on the incline.

Here's a picture of a new addition to this ancient church. It doesn't fit in with the architecture at all. You would think they would have tried at least to replicate the colour of the stone.

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Bill Phillips: I never photograph that side Beverly grin
Sorry about the bad links, Bill.

I'll give it one more try.

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/198725
A very fine looking church Bill, the tower is most strange in its shape though. You got the best side, Beverly's link shows a modern extension which is a bit out of character. Our parish church in Shepshed is only open for two hours each on Tuesday and Saturday mornings, apart from Sunday of course, there are three schools, with several hundred pupils literally just round the corner, one can understand why.
Bill Phillips: It is somewhat odd and inside nothing much is straight. I think there is also a bit of distortion from the wide angle
Quite an unusual architecture Bill! Great POV.
Bill Phillips: It has seen a lot of changes Richard
Many thanks for your kind comment
Bill Phillips: Not at all I hope you are enjoying shutterchance
It's a pity churches have to be locked these days - too many thieves and vandals about!
Bill Phillips: Sad but true Tom
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 18 Jan 2014, 20:17
have to keep you riff raffout
Bill Phillips: Mainly Raff
Nice of you to capture this Bill!
Bill Phillips: Thank You Ronky
Picking your plot.
Bill Phillips: Actually I hve found the perfect one for you. It has bars round it

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