E.J.Wilkins

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Christchurch Priory

Christchurch Priory is - here -

This information is from the Priory web site :-

http://www.christchurchpriory.org/about.htm

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles record that in 634AD Birinus, a missionary priest sent by Pope Honorius landed in Britain and in 635 baptised King Cynegils of Wessex. It was thought that he might have founded a Saxon Priory at Thuinam as a base for his work in this area, as part of the Pope's general plan to re-introduce Christianity to Britain.

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The Domesday Survey of 1086 records that there was a Priory of 24 secular canons here, in the reign of King Edward the Confessor (1042-1066).

The name Christchurch was first used in the 12th Century.

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My picture today is of the West Tower, taken from the north east, it shows the clock and the famous salmon.

Here’s more about the tower taken from the Priory web site :-

http://www.christchurchpriory.org/vtour/tourtower.htm

At 120 feet (37m) high the Tower is a very visible landmark on the Christchurch skyline. This also means that the tower provides stunning views of the local landscape and on clear days, views further afield such as the Purbecks, can be clearly seen.

On top of the tower is the Priory Salmon weather vane. The salmon is five feet four inches in length and weighs 30lbs (14kg).

The salmon commemorates the gift of the first salmon of the season to the Prior by Richard de Redvers, 3rd Earl of Devon, in memory of his father. The fish is also a symbol of Christianity.

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It was evening when I took the picture, on a dull cloudy day.

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Christchurch Priory

Christchurch Priory is - here -

This information is from the Priory web site :-

http://www.christchurchpriory.org/about.htm

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles record that in 634AD Birinus, a missionary priest sent by Pope Honorius landed in Britain and in 635 baptised King Cynegils of Wessex. It was thought that he might have founded a Saxon Priory at Thuinam as a base for his work in this area, as part of the Pope's general plan to re-introduce Christianity to Britain.

and

The Domesday Survey of 1086 records that there was a Priory of 24 secular canons here, in the reign of King Edward the Confessor (1042-1066).

The name Christchurch was first used in the 12th Century.

…..

My picture today is of the West Tower, taken from the north east, it shows the clock and the famous salmon.

Here’s more about the tower taken from the Priory web site :-

http://www.christchurchpriory.org/vtour/tourtower.htm

At 120 feet (37m) high the Tower is a very visible landmark on the Christchurch skyline. This also means that the tower provides stunning views of the local landscape and on clear days, views further afield such as the Purbecks, can be clearly seen.

On top of the tower is the Priory Salmon weather vane. The salmon is five feet four inches in length and weighs 30lbs (14kg).

The salmon commemorates the gift of the first salmon of the season to the Prior by Richard de Redvers, 3rd Earl of Devon, in memory of his father. The fish is also a symbol of Christianity.

…..

It was evening when I took the picture, on a dull cloudy day.

…..

If you have a spare moment, please visit my vfxy

.

comments (12)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 1 Jul 2007, 02:37
A SALMON weather vane! Well, I'll be, Ellie. And why not!

And a clock, too. You know I'm a happy camper (or chappy, as you'd say)! smile
EJWilkins: I had you peering over my shoulder while I was trying to get the pictures, was sure you'd like it smile
Can't go wrong with clean Gothic lines like that. They really knew what they were doing back then.
EJWilkins: They certainly did, it's a beautiful building.
It is a wonderful place, isn`t it Ellie. I can`t believe that I have never been inside it until a few days ago. I will be very interested to see what caught your eye.....see if we picked out the same subjects to photograph. I loved the feeling of a church within a church, too.(:o)
EJWilkins: I haven't been inside for five or six years, this time I was too late, on the way home from the other side of Christchurch. So I'll happily hand over the interior to you. I do want to take a look though, soon, it's a beautiful place.
Nice capture. Show me the glass!!!!! All the best, Dave
EJWilkins: I didn't get inside David, it was too late in the day. Ros (Gallaxy) says she's been there recently, I'm sure she'll show something nice. smile
  • Les Auld
  • Southport UK
  • 1 Jul 2007, 12:07
Looks an interesting place to photograph, the weather vane is a nice touch.
EJWilkins: Too much to see, and it was really too late to take many pictures. I'll try to get back soon, but if you keep an eye on Ros's blog (Gallaxy) she may have some soon. wink
A salmon weather vane, that is cool...You have a good eye for details, as always smile

I would love to do some fly fishing and catch a 14 kg salmon grin
The cloudy day gives this a rather forbidding, yet majestic aspect.
  • Kay
  • 1 Jul 2007, 22:19
Ellie, this is a wonderful angle, and is very spiritual. Love it!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Jul 2007, 23:07
There is something fishy about that weather vane smile

Great capture in the Sunday tradition.
Very interresting comment !
Good crop, and very badly climate. The storm approaches! smile
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  • Switzerland
  • 18 Oct 2009, 11:18
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