Monthly Archives: February 2014

Blacktoft, Yorkshire – St Clement

In Howden minster we had picked up a leaflet “Historic Churches of Howdenshire”, produced by East Yorkshire Historic Churches which says the Minster is only open on a Thursday (today is Monday) – and decided we’d go and find Blacktoft Church down … Continue reading

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Howden, Yorkshire – St Peter and St Paul

Monday 27 January was a day for a drive. Howden Minster is incredible – in the centre of a small market town SE748283. The Minster had nice flat access, a notice warning us of CCTV, and absolutely no one around. I … Continue reading

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Three Yorkshire churches

Our second cottage for our January 2014 holiday was “The Studio”, Land of Nod Cottages, just south of Stamford Bridge. We got it through Sykes Cottages, a company we have used on many occasions. It is an excellent barn conversion, … Continue reading

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Three (locked) Huntingdonshire churches

Having had our week near Stansted we headed north. I wanted to visit three churches north west of Huntingdon. Barham is a little village just off the A14. Many years ago I was the Baptist Pastor of Perry, just beside … Continue reading

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Waltham Abbey – Holy Cross and St Lawrence

An interesting drive via a selection of minor roads into Epping, then on to Waltham Abbey. The Parish Church of Holy Cross and St Lawrence – a lovely church, though the town centre has seen better days. I last came … Continue reading

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Greensted – St Andrew

When I was a lad I collected stamps. In 1972 (when I was 10) this stamp was issued – designed by Ronald Maddox – and it was in my collection. Apparently it was one of a seven stamp set of … Continue reading

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Great Canfield – St Mary

Our friends Geoff and Anne drove across from Maidenhead and we went to the Black Lion pub in High Roding for a very good meal. Then we stopped at Great Canfield church – just down the road from our cottage … Continue reading

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Three Essex churches

A week in a cottage near Stansted Airport. That sounds delightful … . Chosen to be convenient for both Cambridge and London, it turned out to be a delightful cottage. Three farm outbuildings transformed into holiday cottages. One of them … Continue reading

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Hartburn – St Andrew (again)

Last time I came here building work was in progress and the church was locked – today (7 January 2014) it was open. The church is at NZ090860, standing high above the Hart Burn (“which gives the little town its … Continue reading

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