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dogmarten28

Posted on 02/01/2014


Photo taken on December 20, 2013



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St. Edmundsbury
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St. Mary Magdalene
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14th century
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East Anglia
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tower
Little Whelnetham


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St. Mary Magdalene, Little Whelnetham (1)

St. Mary Magdalene, Little Whelnetham (1)
Lying just 4km south of Bury St. Edmunds, Little Whelnetham today is little more than two rows of cottages and houses lining the road to Bradfield St George, but this is merely symptomatic of what the second half of the 20th Century did to rural England. Now, there is no shop, no post office, nothing except the church to suggest a sense of community. And, being a chapel of ease to Bradfield St George rather than a parish church, St Mary Magdalene hosts just four services a year - some redundant churches manage more.


Although most of the current building dates from the 14th century (the tower is possibly 12th century), there is evidence of an earlier church on the site. Just to the east of the chancel, set in a mound in the graveyard, is a low, circular structure about 12 feet in diameter, composed of flint and rubble. It is almost certainly the base of a round tower, perhaps part of an earlier church. Round towers are not all that common in this part of Suffolk, although there is about 5km east at Beyton, and others to the west at Little Saxham, Higham and Risby. The remains here at Little Whelnetham suggest the possibility that there were once many more of them.

Raaen99, Василий Касимовский, Don Sutherland, Dave Linscheid and 13 other people have particularly liked this photo


13 comments - The latest ones
Soeradjoen
Soeradjoen
Great building.
4 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Very nice building of English St. Edmundsbury Church !
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Lovely old church and a beautiful photo.
4 years ago.
Danielle
Danielle
Une superbe maison !
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Seen and admired in the group
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4 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Excellent!
4 years ago.
Sigmund
Sigmund
A great church and a beautiful shot. Lovely colors and great processing :-))
4 years ago.
Lucas Manuel
Lucas Manuel
Excelente toma de esa interesante iglesia, con un encuadre perfecto y bajo ese maravilloso cielo azul.
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
++++++++++++++++++Splendid !!!!
4 years ago.
Brenda Boisvert
Brenda Boisvert
Wonderful capture!

Group: L'Atelier d'Art ✪ Maïclo & Félix
4 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
Rich light and color. A beautiful picture of this very old church.

Much ofRural and small town America is on the same slide of decline.
4 years ago.
Yannis
Yannis
So beautiful!
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful photo.
4 years ago.