SP8904 : Church Window, Lee, Buckinghamshire

taken 8 years ago, near to The Lee, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Church Window, Lee, Buckinghamshire
Church Window, Lee, Buckinghamshire
Lee - usually referred to as 'The Lee' - is an attractive village in the Chiltern Hills, about 2 miles north east of Great Missenden and 3 miles south east of Wendover. The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin, meaning 'woodland clearing'. The village church of St John the Baptist is unusual. It consists of two buildings: an ancient chapel of ease built in the 12th century - which includes a window depicting Oliver Cromwell and John Hampden as 'champions of liberty', and the window shown here - and a Victorian red brick church built in 1867.

The Lee is associated with Sir Arthur Lasenby Liberty (18431917), proprietor of the famous Regent Street (London) store, Liberty & Co., who in 1900 built a Manor house on the outskirts of the Village. Liberty was closely associated with Art Nouveau and his company became synonymous with the style. Liberty is buried in the village church, his gravestone designed by Archibald Knox, one of Liberty & Co.'s long-standing designers. There is also a memorial to him and his wife, Dame Emma Louise, in the graveyard.
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SP8904, 42 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 September, 2009
Category
Church windows   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 898 043 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:43.8138N 0:42.0510W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 898 042
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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