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St Lawrences's Church, West Wycombe

Shine a little light on me. The golden ball can be seen for miles around and is a recognised symbol of West Wycombe village. It is made from a wooden frame covered in gold leaf, 8 feet in diameter, and contains seating for up to six people. St Lawrence's Church is known as the 'Summer Church' and St Paul's in the heart of the village is known as the 'Winter Church'. This is because until 1928 there was no road up to St Lawrence and no power until the 1970s

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  • Frances
  • United States
  • 11 Feb 2013, 00:48
Brillant! Very atmosperic! This is the second graveyard photo I have commented on this evening I hope it's not an omen smile
John Prior: They help remind us to make good use of our present Frances
  • Chad Doveton
  • where latitude and longitude meet
  • 11 Feb 2013, 06:56
Well what an unusual looking church John. Is this what happens when things are designed by comittee?
John Prior: Having an eccentric patron like Baron Francis Dashwood helps.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Feb 2013, 08:46
I think I've been here John: it is a fine & characterful piece of architecture
John Prior: It is a very unusual location and anything to do with the eccentric Mr Dashwood would have to be wonderfully strange.
It is an unusual building, apparently designed by three people who weren't on speaking terms. It is said a similar situation existed when British cars of the 70s were designed
John Prior: Anything to do with the eccentric Mr Dashwood would have to be wonderfully strange. 'Cornflake girl' Tori Amos had her fairy tale wedding here.
What a delightful church John, so unusual in style and shape, certainly compared to the one I have posted today.
John Prior: Has the eccentricity that one would associate with Francis Dashwood
A beautiful shot John smile How unusual: seating for up to six people - in the ball?
John Prior: Yes I'd really like to go up there some day

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