SP7037 : Ghost of a church

taken 14 years ago, near to Akeley, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

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 (Archive 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 (Archive LinkExternal link )
Here is a link to a photograph of the 1854 church taken c. 1960
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Saturday, 17 June, 2006
Church (ruined)   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 708 377 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:1.9918N 0:58.1613W
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