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St Mary the Virgin at Silchester, lovely old church, the earliest parts date back to around 1170.

there's a list of the rectors dating back to 1294 here: Silchester rectors looks like the Black Death passed through Silchester in 1349.


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Tags:   saint mary virgin church interior hampshire silchester hdr blue light stained glass alter

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The graveyard at St Swithun's church Nately Scures, the church dates back to the 10th century and is famous for its carving of a mermaid and the story that goes with it

Tags:   hampshire • st saint church scures 10th basingstoke century nately swithun's yew tree gravestones graveyard old tombstones

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A Halloween Special

This house was originally the cemetery keeper's home on the site of the ruins of the 1214 Holy Ghost on Chapel Hill Basingstoke. Always fancied buying it, but it never came on the market at the right time.

The 'Voice of cricket' John Arlott was the son of the cemetery keeper and lived in the house for many years. For a small town graveyard it has a lot of notable inhabitants, amongst others: John Liddle a WW1 recipient of the Victoria Cross, Thomas Burberry founder of the Burberry empire, and Mrs Blunden who was buried alive here (twice), leading to the Victorian fashion of having some kind of external alarm that could be operated from inside a coffin.

Tags:   halloween basingstoke hampshire victorian bats chapel hill gothic clouds horror spooky lightning

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Holy Ghost remains in the Chapel Hill cemetary Basingstoke.

(Image created for a 'Gothic' challenge.

Tags:   gothic ruin basingstoke holy ghost cemetary hampshire dark low key church yew sky cloud chapel hill 1214

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This is a section of a path in the local graveyard made up from old headstones, why they were originally taken up I don’t recall, but for years they were just left piled again the ruins of the 1214 Holy Ghost chapel.

For a small town graveyard this place has some notable inhabitants, amongst others: John Liddle a WW1 recipient of the Victoria Cross, Thomas Burberry founder of the Burberry empire, and Mrs Blunden who was reputedly buried alive here, leading to the Victorian fashion of having some kind of external alarm that could be operated from within a coffin. Also 'voice of cricket' John Arlott was the son of the cemetery keeper and he lived for many years in the graveyard keeper’s cottage.

Title comes from the Alabama 3’s song ‘Woke Up this Morning’

Holy Ghost Chapel, Basingstoke

Tags:   Holy Ghost Basingstoke Hampshire graveyard ruins gravestone path black white monochrome A3


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