TQ6656 : Copse :: Chapel of St. Blaise

taken 12 years ago, near to Offham, Kent, Great Britain

Copse :: Chapel of St. Blaise
Copse :: Chapel of St. Blaise
The copse that can be seen in this image is listed on OS maps as Chapel of St Blaise. Very little of the chapel now remains, but the chapel's outline can be seen in the ground and a tiny corner fragment can still be seen, now slowly being eroded by a growing tree. St Blaise was Bishop of Sivas in Armenia in the fourth century, but his veneration spread throughout the church. I'm uncertain of the chapel's origin and why it became derelict, but it's likely to be the result of the Black Death wiping out the community it served.
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TQ6656, 9 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 July, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 9 July, 2005
Category
Chapel   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 661 564 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.9515N 0:22.8185E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6591 5656
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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