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photoblog image St Leonards Church Charlecote Warwickshire

St Leonards Church Charlecote Warwickshire

Dedicated to St Leonard, the church stands on the site of an earlier 12th century church, which similar to many others was demolished during the Victorian period. The present church standing on the edge of Charlecote Park was instigated and paid for by Mrs Mary Elizabeth Lucy, whom’s family resided at Charlecote Park. The church contains the Lucy family vault. 

John Gibson designed the church and Mrs Lucy laid the foundation stone during April 1850. Erected from blocks of ashlar stone, a large rectangular dressed stone with even faces and square edges the church remains much the same as when Mrs Lucy planned it. 

Much of the woodwork was created by Davis of Taunton using wood from the Charlecote estate and the designs by John Gibson. 

With the close association with Charlecote Park and the Lucy family the church contains several interesting family tombs in the Lucy Chapel with the earliest being the alabaster tomb of Lady Joyce Lucy wife who died in 1595and of Sir Thomas Lucy who died in 1600.

 

St Leonards Church Charlecote Warwickshire

Dedicated to St Leonard, the church stands on the site of an earlier 12th century church, which similar to many others was demolished during the Victorian period. The present church standing on the edge of Charlecote Park was instigated and paid for by Mrs Mary Elizabeth Lucy, whom’s family resided at Charlecote Park. The church contains the Lucy family vault. 

John Gibson designed the church and Mrs Lucy laid the foundation stone during April 1850. Erected from blocks of ashlar stone, a large rectangular dressed stone with even faces and square edges the church remains much the same as when Mrs Lucy planned it. 

Much of the woodwork was created by Davis of Taunton using wood from the Charlecote estate and the designs by John Gibson. 

With the close association with Charlecote Park and the Lucy family the church contains several interesting family tombs in the Lucy Chapel with the earliest being the alabaster tomb of Lady Joyce Lucy wife who died in 1595and of Sir Thomas Lucy who died in 1600.

 

comments (13)

very good composition Bill... i like the large polished stones on the walls... the wooden pews have a rich tone to them....petersmile
Bill Phillips: They are rather fine Peter
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Jan 2016, 05:09
Super image, William!
Bill Phillips: Thank you kindly Ray
What a wonderful image Bill!
Bill Phillips: I am delighted you think so Richard
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 19 Jan 2016, 05:54
Always difficult to get a good church interior, all the way along - well done
Bill Phillips: It was a bit gloomy apart from the bit at the far end
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Jan 2016, 06:35
Sometimes one just pines for good old HDR..
Bill Phillips: I was quite pleased with the result as this was from 3 hand held pictures with exposures of a 15th of a second or less.
Are you turning in to Brian Bill, or just treading on his toes?
Bill Phillips: I take a lot of church pictures Ridge
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Jan 2016, 08:48
I've been to this fine church, too and was impressed with the tombs. Wekll done on the final image; it did not occur to me that it could be more than one take.
Bill Phillips: I have a tomb picture tomorrow.

Pleased that this does not look like a composite as that means it has avoided looking like HDR
I like how the view goes right to the windows. Is that a Christmas tree with lights at the front too?
Bill Phillips: It is and well past 12th night!!
I like how all leads to the stained glass window.
Bill Phillips: I am pleased that you do Mary
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Jan 2016, 15:15
A lovely picture, I like how the light of the east window draws you up through the lovely wood of the pews in the nave
Bill Phillips: It is a delightful church Anne
I like this Bill, having been to this church twice over recent times, when we stayed at the Charlcote Pheasant opposite, I have featured some of my pictures here so it will be interesting to see it from somebody else's point of view.
Bill Phillips: I parked opposite that I think. Looks very posh!
A nice shot, Bill
Bill Phillips: Thanks Tom
lovely view... dark and light...

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