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St. Saviours Church - Oct 2013

abandoned world

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Had a really cool time here.

The church was built on Monday the 23rd of January 1865, The architect employed by Mr. Maden Holt was E. Wyndham Tarn of London. The church, 120 ft. long and 53 ft. wide was built in the Early Pointed Gothic style from stone quarried on Mr. Holt's estate with pillars of polished red granite. Seating accommodation was provided for 1,000 people. The tower, which stands on the north side of the chancel, is surmounted by a spire 150 ft. in height. A small transept was built on the south side of the church. It was used originally as a pew for the Holt family but later the font was transferred to this chapel from its former position in the chancel. The church contains a baptistry for the immersion of adults. It is sunk in the chancel floor and is covered by an ornamental grating.

When the Reverend Eddie Ashworth retired in 1999 the parish became a joint benifice with Holy Trinity Church, Stacksteads. The Church held it's final service in October 2007 and the parish merged with Holy Trinity, Tunstead.

The church is currently up for sale, the council has said that the church will not be converted to housing but may be used for a sports center.

These plaques are in memory of the holt family, who were the driving force and finances of the church.

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I stole this external shot......

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Thanks for looking.

 
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Lovely shots and a top write up! Thanks you for sharing :)

 

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Lovely album that is mate, nice write up too. Good stuff

 

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This looks lovely this church, shame it was sealed when we looked a few months back. Fine set of shots of it, I see you got your keyboard pic right in the end, nice one it's fab (y)

 

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Thats cool pic and write up ,Bang on

Cheers for the share

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I really like this pics, nicely processed and some great angles.

Edited a few bits of your report, to tidy it up a bit :D

(y)

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