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Report - St. Mark's Church, Woodhouse, Leeds. 23/04/07

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Ratticus, May 26, 2007.

  1. Ratticus

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    After several weeks of daily lazing on the steps of the old church, me and the co-conspirator decided to finally stop wishing for the doors to miraculously open, and take matters into our own hands.

    And to say the least, it was worth the effort. Lots of photos here, sorry about the slow upload times, I just couldn't decide which ones to share. The whole set (and more) are on photobucket, under "Ecclesiastical Eclecticism" by Rattytheexplorer

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    Monument in the churchyard - Distressingly, the angels on it, and on every other monument, have been beheaded.

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    The clock tower, which has read nine o' clock for as long as I can remember.

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    Wow. Couldn't quite capture the sheer amazement of seeing the stained glass intact, with the sunlight streaming through it, but suffice to say it was beautiful.

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    A chair at the end of the nave.

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    Plasterwork behind where the altar would have been. There looked to have been more decoration on it, which had been painted over.

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    View from behind the communion rail.

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    I could wax lyrical about the stained glass forever...

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    And ever...

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    ...Amen.

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    The memorials in the walls were still all intact, if a little dusty.

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    And the stonework around them was still as crisp as the day it was carved.

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    As were the Books of Common Prayer.

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    View across the nave from the organ, which had been removed rather messily.

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    And replaced with a piano. (Which the co-consiprator decided was playable, and insisted on tinkering with.)

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    Up the stairs to the balcony...

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    ...To afford a view of the vaulted ceiling.

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    ...And then back out into the churchyard.

    All in all, a productive day. We didn't find the bell tower door, but the entrance to the crypts is rather poorly hidden. Maybe that'll be the next one to do...
     
    #1 Ratticus, May 26, 2007
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