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UK Church of St. Michael (visited 07/2017)

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I found this church from the 13th century, almost 3.5 hours from London, during the research for my last UK tour. I only knew that it was no longer used and had no idea if it would be accessible. I had little hope of that, but at least I wanted to try it.

After a seemingly endless drive I reached the really tiny village in the rain, which only consisted of one handful of houses. And, contrary to expectations, one of the old doors could be opened.

Inside, there was a wonderful scene of decay. Parts of the ceiling already had larger holes, and a thick layer of dust and debris covered the inventory. Old books, memorial plaques on the walls, broken heads of statues - it seemed as if this church had been forgotten for a long time. While I looked around and took the first pictures, outside raged a violent thunderstorm, which gave the place a very special atmosphere...

 

 

 

 

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