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10 Comments CherryPie on Dec 21st 2017

The parish church of St Dionysius, begun around 1300 as a chapelry of Great Bowden, was planned to be very much part of the townscape, with a central position in its own square, opening out directly onto the street with no space for a churchyard. It was intended to be sight worthy of its setting, [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 15th 2017

TO COMMEMORATE THAT GREAT AND DECISIVE BATTLE FOUGHT IN THIS FIELD .
ON THE DAY OF XIV DAY OF JUNE MDCXLV,
COMMANDED BY HIS MAJESTY
KING CHARLES THE FIRST,
AND THE PARLIAMENT FORCES
HE ADED BY THE GENERALS’ FAIRFAX AND CROMWELL.
WHICH TERMINATED FATALLY
FOR THE ROYAL CAUSE, LED TO THE THR ONE,
THE ALTAR, AND THE CONSTITUTION,
AND FOR YEARS PLUNGED THIS NATION
INTO [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Dec 12th 2017

The timber portion of this building was erected in 1614 by Robert Smyth. It was set upon posts “to keepe the market people drye in tyme of foule wether”. The brick portion was added in 1868 and the building was restored by public subscription in 1978.*

*from a signboard next to the building

20 Comments CherryPie on Dec 9th 2017

20 Comments CherryPie on Dec 7th 2017

The central panel shows the legend of St. George killing a dragon outside the city of Antioch.
Below is his wife Sabra who has just borne three boys, one of whom is being carried off by a lion. This romantic addition to the legend was current in the sixteenth century.
St. George is the patron saint of [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Dec 6th 2017

The floor at the east end of King’s College Chapel has been lowered to enable Rubens painting, the ‘Adoration of the Magi’ to be displayed beneath the great East Window.

This powerful masterpiece was painted by Sir Peter Paul Rubens in 1634 for the convent of the White Nuns at Louvain in Belgium, and was subsequently [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Dec 5th 2017

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