SO3764 : St Mary, Byton

taken 1 month ago, near to Byton, Herefordshire, Great Britain

St Mary, Byton
St Mary, Byton
Still very much in use and clearly loved by its tiny community, St Mary stands on a hill with the motte of the long-gone castle for a neighbour. Pevsner is certain that the church was rebuilt after a fire in 1859 by Thomas Nicholson, other sources quote Bannister but English Heritage are unsure. What is certain is that the 1859 church is completely unaltered, even down to the still functioning oil lamps. In troubled times an earlier church was destroyed by forces loyal to Owain Glyndwr. The tranquil beauty evident today, disturbed only by the chiming of the clock on the West gable, makes this hard to imagine.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 15 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 3709 6415 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:16.3133N 2:55.4028W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 3708 6413
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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