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This was originally an invite kindly offered by Mr Jobs for me and the wife,the wife had to decline due to ill health so i jumped at the chance of 3 days under paris with a bunch of strange chaps in waders.
Was picked up by Maniac along with non member Mr perry to then head to dover to meet Bigjobs,Paradox,Fb,James and amy and then head out on the 2.15 ferry!
Bit of car trouble and a sleep later we are all on our way into Paris to find our entry point.
Once inside i have to say it was pretty full on with the pace and we spent the majority of the time on the march from one area to the next and from what i can gather we did some milage from the very north to the furthest south of this section with many stop off's in-between,i didnt have chance to grab as many pictures as i wanted to due to the camera being buried under the kit i took and for not wanting to hold the rest of the group up constantly setting up shots,and to be fair there is no real way to get my gear out safely when your ball deep in water.
Really enjoyed this trip and the party nye was a great end to the night with some really decent people.
Enough waffle and on with the pictures that i did manage to get..Just a final massive thanks to all concerned ,it was a great trip and one i wont forget in a hurry
Pics in no particular order..
People with maps who know where im going..
Pic heavy alert
And my favourite picture
Thanks to all involved couldn't have imagined a more decent a way to spent NYE..
Pair of former chapels, now disused. 1856. By Michael Drury. Coursed and squared rubble with ashlar dressings and plain
tile roof. Gothic Revival style with pointed arched windows and Geometrical tracery.
EXTERIOR: chamfered and moulded plinth, sill band, moulded eaves, coped gables with crosses and finials.
North side has a central gable with an archway and shafts, flanked by single gabled buttresses. Beyond, single blocked
To left, the octagonal east chapel has angle buttresses and 3 gables, each with a 4-light window. Roof gablets. Fleche
To right, west chapel with apsidal end and buttresses, 3 bays, with six 2-light windows with hoodmoulds. In the north gable,
a 5-light window.
Square north-west tower, 3 stages, has to north a gabled doorway with shafts. Above, a trefoiled vescia piscis and to
east, a 2-light window. Third stage has a foiled corbel table and to north, a rose window. On the other sides, 3-light
windows. Spire removed.
INTERIOR: east chapel has an arch braced conical roof with collars forming a corona. West chapel has a moulded stone arch
to the apse, and an arch braced double purlin roof. Both chapels have foliage corbels.
This was the first explore out with my new camera and i'm pretty chuffed with the pics. I really can't take any credit at all for this, @hamtagger, has been watching this place for probably the best part of 2 years. I would have known nothing about it otherwise. We were on an evening walk through the cemetery (being interested in the dead and all, this is how we roll) when we noticed that the door was slightly ajar. Outside the door there are a few beer cans which at a guess gave me the impression that a drunk had tried getting in. Not equipped with our camera's and with light not being on our side we decided to come back another day. After a few days we found ourselves in there one afternoon. Not knowing what to expect really, we knew that the place had been closed for a long time and judging by the quantity of pigeon shit even behind the door which had built up in to a mound having been recently opened it was longer than we thought. This should have been called the Pigeon Palace. What a lovely little place for these flying rats to nest.
Only the West side is accessible, going in through the door it has a lovely porch area. To the left was a small room, teracotta and black diamond floor made from Clay tiles, 2 windows and a small fire looking thing in the corner.
On the right as you go in there is another door which leads to the tower. Unfortunately no way you can get up with the rotting stairs and platfforms above. The spire had been removed leading to a lot of water ingress.
The main Chapel was relatively pretty, decorated at the edges where the concrete arches were with foliage made from stone. The Pews were nicely crafted too. The altar still remains but very bare. Allthough it very much had the feeling of a church there was very little to make clear that it was infact a church other than those things we would recognise as being in one. There were no plaques on the wall, inside or out. No scriptures, nothing. I really enjoyed it, despite the pigeon cemetery and faeces inside. Some really nice woodwork on the window frames on the exterior of the East side, I have googled and nothing has come up. It looks like a crocodile/Alligator/Lizard??
Anyway, on with the pics and thanks for looking!
6, The Pews had suffered from woodworm, sadly.
8, The remains of the tower
Supply shaft - west
a abandoned part of a german steal factory...
Supply shaft west 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 06 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 07 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 08 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 09 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 10 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 11 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 12 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 13 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr