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Churches Project no.17 – St Peter’s, Hascombe, Surrey

 

Regular readers of my blog will know that the vast majority of my work is in monochrome and this particularly applies to my Churches Project. Today though I have to make an exception, so I am including a set of colour images as well as their monochrome twins. The church featured is St Peter’s, Hascombe in Surrey. The exterior is in the style of a 13th Century church and was constructed of bar gate stone in the mid 19th Century to replace a derelict church.

 

 

In complete contrast to the relatively plain exterior, the interior of the church is a very rich blend of gilding and painting, particularly on the roof, the screen and the reredos- it is quite extraordinary and not what you might expect to find in a church in a small village in Surrey. Whilst I can appreciate the beauty, for me it is far too ornate…….I personally much prefer a simpler or can I say quieter environment. Nevertheless it has to be admired and appreciated for the skill, the craftsmanship and the time it must have taken to create.

 

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And now for a matching set of monochrome images –

 

 

 

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Do click on any of the images to view a larger version which will open in a new window.

 

 

 

 

 

4 Responses to “Churches Project no.17 – St Peter’s, Hascombe, Surrey”

  1. David A Lockwood

    Truly extraordinary – well presented; you have certainly done justice to this magnificent interior.
    Henry & Oliver would not have been pleased 😉

    David.

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  2. Rainbow Junkie

    I suppose the interior has been decorated as it might have been in the middle ages. Personally where I have seen parts of gothic cathedrals ornamented in this way, I too find myself preferring the unadorned simplicity of the bare stone.

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    • alan frost

      Thanks for your comment. I intend doing some more research when time permits. Having said that, I’m with you and much prefer the simple over the ornate.

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