SP7037 : Ghost of a church

taken 17 years ago, near to Akeley, Buckinghamshire, England

Ghost of a church
Ghost of a church
Picked out in mown grass, the outline can be seen of where the erstwhile church of St.James the Apostle once stood in its churchyard in Akeley. A church had existed in Akeley since at least 1164, but this was replaced by a new building in 1854 - there is a plan of this later church here - LinkExternal link
This new church was obviously not as well constructed as the old one however as it required demolishing in 1979 due to the parlous state of its stonework. The church had rectors dating back to 1234 see LinkExternal link
Here is a link to a photograph of the 1854 church taken c. 1960
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Category: Church (ruined)
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Churchyard in Akeley [4] · Church of St.James the Apostle [2] ·
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Saturday, 17 June, 2006
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 708 377 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:1.9918N 0:58.1613W
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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