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St Augustine, Ashen

Ashen

 

Click on the 'play' symbol in the second image to see all my photographs of this church as a slide show, then click on any image in the slideshow to see it large in a new page.

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A portaloo and some stacked fencing outside made me think that they'd just finished some work, but when I rang the churchwarden she told me no, they'd just started! If I still wanted to see inside she would come and unlock, and I did, so she did. All the furnishings are stacked and covered with dust sheets, the chancel is cordoned off by plastic sheets. Very dusty! I was able to photograph the memorial and one of the brasses, and then step through into Pearson's fabulous chancel - remarkable to see such a great Victorian architect on such a small scale, and in East Anglia too. The glass is all by William Wailes, and must have been a complete commission. It must have cost a fabulous amount of money. Well worth seeing, but the church is now out of use until May, when the nave walls will all have been replastered and repainted.

Simon Knott, January 2013

               

 

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