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UK St. Paul's Church, Denholme (visited 07/2017)

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Very well-known and therefore for British Explorer probably no more a very interesting abandoned place. But I liked the blue ceiling wich I knew from photos (and that reminds me of the former Belgian Chateau de Noisy).

Locally I wasn't disappointed. Although unfortunately very destroyed by vandalism, but nevertheless nice. In addition to the already mentioned blue ceiling, I especially liked the many details (the faces inside and at the outer facade). For this reason more photos than usual.

 

 

History (taken from WildBoyz report)

 

St. Paul’s Church is a grade II listed building that overlooks the small town of Denholme. It was designed by J. B. Chantrell and constructed in 1846, and represents an early English style of architecture which comprises a seven-bay nave and lean to aisles, a Chancel and a vaulted roof with ribs and bosses. As for the exterior, the building is built from coursed gritstone with ashlar dressings and it boasts a large western tower with a Welsh slate roof. The church closed in 1999 due to falling numbers in the parish.

 

In the months that followed the closure of the building, the Church of England were able to remove the majority of the valuable items, such as the bells, the ground floor stained glass windows and the organ. At present, the church is said to be on the market for £170,000 and various plans have been submitted to convert the entire structure into one dwelling. Alternative plans have also been proposed to demolish the church and build residential housing on the site. Many concerns have been raised by local residents and the Bradford Diocese about the current condition of the building as it has been badly damaged by vandals and thieves.

 

 

 

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Really nice Andy, I had wanted to visit this place for some time and finally got around to going recently. It is very damaged but I found it so photogenic. You have done a lovely job with your pics. I love how one of those gargoyles are pulling facesoh and I love the dead stuff. That roof really is something else though :thumb 

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Beautiful set. I really like some of the detail you've captured, and I'm impressed you managed to take a shot on that spiral staircase. To describe it as tight would be an understatement. 

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