SU5332 : St Mary's Church, Nave

taken 1 year ago, near to Avington, Hampshire, Great Britain

St Mary's Church, Nave
St Mary's Church, Nave
The inside of SU5332 : The Church of St Mary, Avington is surprisingly light and airy, helped by the light summer-blue barrel ceiling and all the windows are of plain glass, apart from a small Crucifixion scene in the East window.

The nave is dominated by its large, two-decker pulpit capped by a carved canopy. The rest of the nave is filled by high, richly carved mahogany box pews which have seats on three sides facing the centre aisle. The largest pew, with a carved interior and well-padded seats, was reserved for the manor house inhabitants. The pulpit and pews are made of Spanish mahogany reputed to have been taken from an Armada galleon captured by the Duke of Effingham (LinkExternal link Hampshire History) although one wonders where and why the wood had been stored in the years between the Armada (1588) and the commencement of the building of the church (1768).

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Date Taken
Monday, 17 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 20 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 532 322 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:5.2259N 1:14.4314W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 532 322
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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