dogmarten28

dogmarten28

Posted on 02/03/2014


Photo taken on December 20, 2013



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St. Edmundsbury
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St. Mary Magdalene
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Little Whelnetham


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St. Mary Magdalene, Little Whelnetham (2)

St. Mary Magdalene, Little Whelnetham (2)
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.

TKJ1966, Raaen99, Pablo Herrero F., Don Sutherland and 12 other people have particularly liked this photo


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Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Beautifully composed and photographed. Superb work.
4 years ago.
rogue3w
rogue3w
Great saturation. You caught the golden hour.
4 years ago.
Danielle
Danielle
Une ravissante photographie !!!!!
4 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Well done!
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
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4 years ago.
koaxial
koaxial
great compo and processing!!
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Superb !
4 years ago.
Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins
How fascinating it must be to have buildings as old as that!
4 years ago.
milvavr
milvavr
a fascinating place!!
4 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
This is really wonderful picture and processing !
4 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Hallo again !

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Brenda Boisvert
Brenda Boisvert
Beautiful!!

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4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
An Excellent View!!
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ctofcsco
ctofcsco
An Excellent View!!
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Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful photo.
4 years ago.
Pablo Herrero F.
Pablo Herrero F.
Magnífica toma !!
4 years ago.
Happy Life
Happy Life
Great work.
4 years ago.