E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image Stained glass at Silchester

Stained glass at Silchester


The Victorian East window of the beautiful mediaeval (12th century) St. Mary the Virgin Church in Silchester.

There is an inscription within the lower border of the window as follows:

"In Memory of Henry Newnham-Davis. Born Sep 2 1826 Died  March 1 1873"

There is a lot of information about the church architecture and history on this site
http://www.southernlife.org.uk/silchesterchurch.htm

(It's a site well worth visiting if you're interested in church and village history of Southern England, especially Hants., Dorset and Isle of Wight. - SOUTHERN LIFE(UK) - )

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Silchester is a lovely village, nestled in the countryside about midway between Basingstoke (Hampshire) and Reading (Berkshire). The town is mentioned in the Domesday Book, but it seems that St Mary's Church is the oldest surviving building, (if you exclude the Roman amphitheatre) and datess from 12th century.

St Mary's Church church is tucked up against the remaining walls of the Iron Age and Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum. Each summer a team of archaeologists and students from Reading University hold a Field School, an ongoing excavation of one small part of the town.

For more information look at  A Guide to Silchester and The Insula IX Excavation
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I've had a problem or two getting pictures to show on the main 'directory', something to do with an internal flag which John's managed to fix. Thanks John.
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I'll "be back soon", towards the end of September. If I have time I'll drop by and share something I've previously uploaded. I don't have access to my own computer at the moment.

Thanks for all your comments, those of you who've managed to find the pictures I've shared with you recently.

If you have a spare moment I'd be grateful if you could drop by, and vote for, my vfxy site please. It's here http://photos.vfxy.com/photoblogs/1280

Thanks a million

.

Stained glass at Silchester


The Victorian East window of the beautiful mediaeval (12th century) St. Mary the Virgin Church in Silchester.

There is an inscription within the lower border of the window as follows:

"In Memory of Henry Newnham-Davis. Born Sep 2 1826 Died  March 1 1873"

There is a lot of information about the church architecture and history on this site
http://www.southernlife.org.uk/silchesterchurch.htm

(It's a site well worth visiting if you're interested in church and village history of Southern England, especially Hants., Dorset and Isle of Wight. - SOUTHERN LIFE(UK) - )

.....

Silchester is a lovely village, nestled in the countryside about midway between Basingstoke (Hampshire) and Reading (Berkshire). The town is mentioned in the Domesday Book, but it seems that St Mary's Church is the oldest surviving building, (if you exclude the Roman amphitheatre) and datess from 12th century.

St Mary's Church church is tucked up against the remaining walls of the Iron Age and Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum. Each summer a team of archaeologists and students from Reading University hold a Field School, an ongoing excavation of one small part of the town.

For more information look at  A Guide to Silchester and The Insula IX Excavation
.....

I've had a problem or two getting pictures to show on the main 'directory', something to do with an internal flag which John's managed to fix. Thanks John.
.....

I'll "be back soon", towards the end of September. If I have time I'll drop by and share something I've previously uploaded. I don't have access to my own computer at the moment.

Thanks for all your comments, those of you who've managed to find the pictures I've shared with you recently.

If you have a spare moment I'd be grateful if you could drop by, and vote for, my vfxy site please. It's here http://photos.vfxy.com/photoblogs/1280

Thanks a million

.

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Sep 2008, 01:12
The little guy at the top has launched himself at the Heavens!

Clever of you to be on hand at that moment, Ellie.
EJWilkins: It wasn't at all obvious that the windows weren't lined up, I only noticed it when I uploaded the pictures from the camera.
  • telemachus
  • eleventh dimension
  • 12 Sep 2008, 02:32
good work.

contemplative image.
EJWilkins: It's one of the nicer Victorian windows I've seen, and has been quite nicely put into the older stonework too
Nicely done, Ellie.
EJWilkins: Thanks smile
Well photograhed, Ellie.
EJWilkins: Thanks Chad smile
Well done, Ellie. I know how hard it can be to get stained glass windows like just right.
EJWilkins: It is hard to get them right, they either seem to be overexposed or blurry
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Sep 2008, 19:26
Two Ellies in one week - you are spoiling us rotten wink

Great shot and well presented without a border.
EJWilkins: With a bit of luck you'll get a load more "Ellies" for a while at least. wink
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Sep 2008, 13:01
Nicely done Ellie.
EJWilkins: Thanks
Hey Ellie, Beautiful stained glass. I hope you're well Ellie. It'd been a while since I've been on Shutterchance actively. Bye for now! smile
EJWilkins: I'm fine Iain, thanks for asking, it's just been one of the busiest times for the family. Things will settle down now and I'll have time to get back on here and share at least some of the pictures I've taken this year.
Hope you're OK too smile
  • Alan
  • Somewhere in western Canada
  • 28 Sep 2008, 05:27
I like the presenation here, Ellie, especially how the black dark frame blends with the black of the template.
EJWilkins: It seemed to lend itself to the borderless display, because the interior stonework hardly showed in the image.
Have you ever been to Silchester?
  • tim
  • some were in Armley, Leeds:)
  • 2 Oct 2008, 17:13
beautiful image Elliesmile
  • NaCha
  • United States
  • 8 Oct 2008, 02:02
Nice work!

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