Sunday, 22 June 2014

St Peter`s Church Addingham

 
We came here on the same day we had been at Ilkley I remember it was a lovely hot afternoon and I was glad of a bit of shade in the cemetery.
St Peter`s Addingham
Addingham is about 3 miles along the A65 from Ilkley, thankfully now by-passed I post a link to its Wikipedia page ….. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addingham

General view of St Peter`s Addingham
St Peter`s is an ancient church in the village of Addingham.  Christians have worshipped there for over 1100 years. The building, dating from the 15th century, has a nave roof, arcade and chancel.  The Bell Tower has 6 bells 
 
At St Peter`s Addingham

At St Peter`s Addingham

General view of St Peter`s Addingham

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Ribblehead Viaduct and St. Leonard’s church at Chapel-le-Dale

Part two from last weekends` trip.
(Most of the following words are from Wikipedia)
The Ribblehead Viaduct
The Ribblehead Viaduct carries the Settle – Carlisle Railway across Batty Moss in the valley of the River Ribble, in North Yorkshire. The viaduct was built by the Midland Railway is a Grade 2 listed structure. The land underneath and around the viaduct, is where the remains of the construction camp and navvy settlements were located is a scheduled monument.

St. Leonard’s church at Chapel-le-Dale
The viaduct was designed by engineer, John Sydney Crossley. The first stone was laid on 12 October 1870 and the last in 1874 One thousand navvies built the viaduct and established shanty towns on the moors for themselves and their families.

St. Leonard’s church at Chapel-le-Dale
There were smallpox epidemics and deaths from industrial accidents. Around one hundred navvies were killed during its construction. There are around 200 burials of men, women, and children in the graveyard at St. Leonard’s church at Chapel-le-Dale dating from the time of its construction. The church has a memorial to the railway workers.

St. Leonard’s church at Chapel-le-Dale
Chapel-le-Dale is much smaller than Settle with only a few houses there now, but is home to St. Leonard’s church

St. Leonard’s church at Chapel-le-Dale
St. Leonard’s church is a grade II listed building, built in the late 17th century with some 18th century additions. According to English Heritage, it was vastly restored in 1869.

The memorial to the railway workers at
St. Leonard’s church at Chapel-le-Dale

St. Leonard’s church at Chapel-le-Dale

Monday, 16 June 2014

Settle Parish Church

On our weekend away we visited two cemeteries, the largest was in Settle.
Settle Parish Church
Not been dedicated to a saint and just called Settle Parish Church. It was built to designs by Thomas Rickman, the church was consecrated in 1838. There is a stained glass by William Morris, to a design by Burne-Jones

Settle Parish Church


Settle Parish Church

Settle Parish Church

I will post again soon.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Ilkley Cemetery

The spa town of Ilkley now a days described as been on the A65, but really on the River Wharfe in West Yorkshire was the birth place of my wife and only half an hour away from home.
At Ilkley Cemetery
As with many Yorkshire towns whilst embracing the 21st century still keeps an oldie worldly feel to parts of it.
At Ilkley Cemetery
Nowhere more so than in its cemetery, when we visited last July, we found it very well kept and although most graves were old there were fresh flowers on some.
At Ilkley Cemetery
The cemetery seemed to have rather a good collection of Christian Crosses with grand carving on.
At Ilkley Cemetery
I have put here a link to the Wikipedia page for Ilkley… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilkley

At Ilkley Cemetery

The usual Don`t even blink At Ilkley Cemetery
 

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