Some of the incredibly beautiful detail at Syon House in Brentford. Built on the site of Syon Abbey, the interior was designed by Robert Adam in the 1760s. London residence to the Duke of Northumberland and his family.
Clumber Park Church, in the National Trust’s Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire is a pretty church in parkland, beside a lake. The stained glass is by Charles Eamer Kempe (1837-1907) Continue reading
The Great Hall in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is Cathedral-like with its spectacular wall of stained glass, made by William Francis Dixon (1847-1928) in London in 1884. Continue reading
The church of Santa Luzia at the top of a mount overlooking Viana do Castelo spends a lot of time hidden in the clouds. Looking as spectacular as an Indian temple and with views to match once the sun comes out, it’s a wonderful place to spend some time. The camera I took the photo with below doesn’t do the glass justice. Continue reading
At the top of the cable car ride up the imposing mountain of Penha in Guimaraes in Portugal, sits the church of Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Penha, surrounded by a beautiful recreation area and spectacular views all round. Continue reading
Formerly a Benedictine Monastery. Founded in the 7th century, Bath Abbey was reorganised in the 10th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries; major restoration work was carried out by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s. It is one of the largest examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture in the West Country. (Wikipedia) Continue reading
Happened across the cloisters of Worcester Cathedral, hope to return to see the main attraction at some point, watch this space. The cloisters alone were like an illustrated potted history of Britain, quite amazing!
St John the Apostle is the prominent church which overlooks Torquay Harbour. At night a large neon cross shines brightly from the tower. This was given in memory of Cecil Maude, the famous actor-manager by his wife, the later Mrs Beatrice Maude and dedicated by the Bishop of Exeter on 8 Sept 1955. Information here is taken from a short guide to the church.
I’d wanted to visit this church for many years as some of the windows are by Edward Burne-Jones. I wasn’t disappointed, the church has a wealth of beautiful stained glass.
While digging a ‘soak-away’ in the garden last year, the builders came across a dome-shaped brick-built structure underground