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Whaplode, Exterior

Whaplode, Exterior

Photographer: Johnson, Edward

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: 4707.g.2

Item number: 47

Length: 12.7

Width: 18

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Exterior view of the parocial church of St Mary in Whaplode, Lincolnshire.

"Approaching this village Church on the south side we are at first struck with amazement at the vast extent of the nave, with its enlarged and ugly aisles, with its windows, all but one, denuded of their tracery; and the clere-story windows, which have been altered and each key-stone crutched up by a centre mullion. Above this deformity rises an elegantly high-pitched and leaded roof, and still higher pitched gables surmounted by bold crosses of Early English character. Here, too, is the most glorious Early English tower, standing upon an exceedingly well conceived base, adjoining the southernmost bay of the south aisle."

Text by the Vicar of Spalding Edward Moore from the book 'The Fen and Marshland Churches'.

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