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St Peter & St Paul's Church, Wincanton.

St Peter & St Paul's Church, Wincanton.
Walking through the churchyard before taking this picture, I was pleased to see that a memorial stone on the grave of Nathaniel Ireson (1685-1769) and many of his family members, had been newly restored (PiP). He rebuilt much of the centre of Wincanton following a fire in 1707. If you are interested here is a link with more about him and the statue.

www.wincantonwindow.co.uk/restored-nathaniel-ireson-statue-being-unveiled-monday.htm

DSC 7725 Nathaniel Ireson.

Istvan Farkas, Léopold, LotharW, Frans Schols and 22 other people have particularly liked this photo


34 comments - The latest ones
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Een typisch engelse kerk...mooi Rosalyn(met die punten op de toren )
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club has replied to Fred Fouarge club
Thank you Fred. Yes typical church architecture.
2 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbes. Nicole.
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club has replied to Nicole Merdrignac club
Thank you Nicole.
2 months ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
A couple of nice captures here Rosa and interesting background info too.

Cheers, Herb
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club has replied to Herb Riddle club
Thank you Herb. I wasn't very hopeful of getting a good picture of the church, with the sun shining from the right, but it turned out better than expected.
Cheers, Rosa.
2 months ago.
 Jean
Jean club
A lovely old church. I like the statue too. He sounds an interesting and talented person. Good that he should be remembered.
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club has replied to Jean club
Thank you Jean. There is an Ireson Lane in the town which leads to the house he built for himself, and then leads on to a walk that would take me back to Bayford...it's very hilly though :)
2 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Beautiful church and an excellent memorial,
Two lovely images and an interesting link Rosa.

Thank you posting your image in the group
www.ipernity.com/group/west.of.england
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club has replied to Roger (Grisly) club
Thank you Roger. These days I normally just drive past the church, so I was pleased to see that a good job was made of the restoration.
2 months ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
By the size and style of the church it must have been an important place. I hope he didn't have any links to the slave trade !! I'm surprised they haven't tried to get Amazing Grace banned. In Leicester they tried to get the statue of Mahatma Gandihi removed without success of course
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club has replied to Peter Castell club
The church is large for the size of the town. It must have had more importance at some time long ago. I think Ireson was one of the good guys Peter.
2 months ago.
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
Sin excesivo esfuerzo podemos estimar que quedamos algunos menos que los que vivieron.
Es una reflexión evocada por la fotografía al estilo Perogrullo.
La foto es buena y el documento gratuito.
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club has replied to José Manuel Polo club
Thank you very much for your kind comments José.
2 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
L’église est fièrement dressée et bien visible ,par contre la tombe a subit un superbe rajeunissement suite a la restauration et en plus c'est toujours bien de rendre visite aux morts.
Bonne et agréable fin de nuit.
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club has replied to Malik Raoulda club
I was very pleased to see that the tomb had been so well restored. Thank you for your kind comments Malik. Hope you have a good Tuesday.
2 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
WONDERFUL ENGLISH CHURCH
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club has replied to Pam J club
Thank you Pam. My youngest daughter was married in this church.
2 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
This British architecture is really special. Completely different from the German. I like these view to this stone made buildings very much. Have a nice Tuesday, Rosa !
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club has replied to Ulrich John club
I did notice how different church architecture was in Germany when I visited. Our hotel was very close to a lovely church, but unfortunately it was covered in scaffold. I'm sure it has been restored to it's former beauty now. Thank you for your kind comments. I hope you have a good Tuesday. Take care.
2 months ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
Very impressive architecture, Rosa. I love the way you have framed the main body of the church and tower between the shrub and the tree. I enjoyed reading the article about the Nathaniel Ireson statute. Interesting to see he was responsible for building Stourhead. I think you should have been asked to unveil the restored statue, and the Mayor of Wincanton could have had a day off. Cheers, Joe
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club has replied to Joe, Son of the Rock club
I waited in vain for the phone call Joe! LOL! Being a Sunday it was easier to take a picture from this angle, as there were fewer cars passing by. Thank you for your kind and funny comments.
Cheers, Rosa.
2 months ago.
 Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38 club
Magnificent architectural ensemble!!!!!!!!********************
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club has replied to Nouchetdu38 club
Thank you very much Nouchet.
Have a good Tuesday.
2 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful building; well composed image Rosa.
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thank you Jaap. Much appreciated.
2 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Beautifully taken images, Rosa.
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club has replied to tiabunna club
Thank you very much George.
2 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A beautiful old church, nicely framed and captured through the trees. A lovely shot of the restored grave and memorial stone too. Is it my imagination or this that a very big church for a relatively small town?

Some fascinating information in the link...............I found the bit about Ireson's involvement with Delft pottery interesting as I've always thought that Delft was exclusive to the Netherlands.
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club has replied to Keith Burton club
It is a big church for such a small town. I think it was connected to The Stavordale Priory in nearby Charlton Musgrove. Incidentally Cameron Mackintosh the West End producer lives there now. The Delft pottery factory was news to me as well. I will have to try and find out where it was.

Many thanks for your kind comments Keith.
2 months ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿ club
Beautiful and interesting photograph ******
Have a lovely evening, dear Rosalyn.
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club has replied to Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿ club
Thank you dear Christiane. My daughter was married in this church 16 years ago :)
2 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Vu et admiré au...
www.ipernity.com/group/281095
Nuages et Nébulosité de l’atmosphère.
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club has replied to Malik Raoulda club
Thank you Malik.
Wish you a good day.
2 months ago.

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