Saturday, 9 January 2010

St. Mildred's Church, Whippingham








Whippingham Church with its Royal connections to Queen Victoria, and her family has always been a pretty church, full of beautiful stained glass windows and gothic revival treats like its turrets and gargoyle waterspouts.
Other little treats are its lovely details in iron and wood, and old postal boxes ,still in use set into neighbouring stone walls, The botton row of red brick buildings opposite and just across the road from the church, were originally alms houses for the poor.
Sadly only pictures of the outside as our churches now have to be kept locked unless hosting a service.

To see more info on St.Mildreds Church, click on this link.
http://www.iow.uk.com/whippingham-church/contents.htm

20 comments:

Rue said...

First of all - I love the name of the place - Whippingham!

The church is gorgeous, and looks very lovley in the snow. Super-cute red postal boxes!

Sonia ;) said...

Oh like something out of old story..Love it...

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First Draught Farm said...

Fantastic pix -- excellent tunes to go with !

DeLaRenaissance said...

What a gorgeous building! Beautiful photos!!

Celtic Cat said...

What a lovely Church, and an awesome name for the town! Great photos!

DJ said...

Lovely...both the intricate architecture and your photos...

DEB said...

what a beautiful building! Will you be doing a painting of it Linda??

Linda said...

I doubt it Deb, I did a a portfolio of Osborne House and grounds as comission work, but I found I always wanted to stray and paint something like the details sculptures, carriage horses, flowers, fountains.:) I do a building now and again as a test really, or I'm broke as a commission, and I really find excuses to try and work in those details that I like, to make it interesting for me, I guess :)
I have the same problem with human portraits,I've been told, I sort of downplay any imperfections, everyone is just that bit more beautiful, can't help myself, But then perhaps thats how I see them through my eyes in my world?...Lindax

Gary Keimig said...

Linda, that picture of the Church is a beauty. It would sure make a great painting.
HAPPY NEW YEAR

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Wow, beautifu photos. I love the snow!

Kathleen said...

Lovely - can feel the history. Such a shame that it must remain locked...

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Heckety said...

What a lovely old building. Seems unusual to me in that the tower is much larger than often seen in comparison to the rest of the building. I love Churches, and I agree that it is sad that they have to be kept locked now. As Organist I have a set of keys to our Church and its wonderful being able to go in whenever I please- a gift that few have.

My name is CINDY...... said...

So pretty! But I have to say I don't care for snow much in London.

The Rustic Victorian said...

How totally beautiful. It looks so peacfull in the snow,,,I'd love to go inside and snoop..
Marcie

Linda said...

Beautiful! I love old churches and this one is fabulous! Thank for sharing!

Linda

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Carol Anne Strange said...

What a beautiful place, Linda. Bright wishes to you. xx

Jeanie said...

What a beautiful place -- and I love the name "Whippingham" too! Great photos!

Jeanie said...

What a beautiful place -- and I love the name "Whippingham" too! Great photos!

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