TQ1238 : Okewood church: west end

taken 9 years ago, near to Okewood Hill, Surrey, England

Okewood church: west end
Okewood church: west end
According to the Surrey volume of Pevsner's 'The Buildings of England', the church was heavily restored in 1879, by Basil Champneys - who added the north aisle. The little tower with its shingled roof is certainly in the Surrey tradition, and so (perhaps) is the porch. That said, I can't look at the church from this angle without being reminded of the Carpathians - even though in those mountains the whole structure would (most likely) be of timber, The wooded site strengthens the impression, and so do the massive buttresses, not unlike structures seen in castles in that same part of Europe.

Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Stefan Czapski and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for more Large scale mapping
Grid Square
TQ1238, 78 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Stefan Czapski   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 4 March, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 7 March, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1277 3803 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.8273N 0:23.3851W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1276 3805
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
Clickable map
W Go E
Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 74 times
You are not logged in login | register