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Heptonstall old church

Heptonstall's original church was named after St Thomas a Becket, founded circa 1260 and was altered and added to over several centuries. It was damaged by a gale in 1847 and is now only a shell, so a new church, St Thomas the Apostle, was built in the same churchyard.

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  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 May 2013, 07:50
It still looks solid as a rock John
John Prior: Yes indeed, perhaps the congregation hankered after a new build with Victorian mod cons smile
Cracking b&w of a fine ruin John
John Prior: Thanks Bill
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 28 May 2013, 12:03
I am surprised that they did not rebuild back then John.
John Prior: Perhaps they wanted something new and the gale gave them the excuse?
The shell looks very sturdy in your image John, I wonder why they didn't repair this instead?
John Prior: Perhaps the congregation hankered after a new build with Victorian mod cons?
I wish the US had edifices like this...
This is so awesome! the church itself, and your POV and treatment as well!

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