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Adlestrop – St Mary Magdalene church

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Novelist Jane Austen was related to Reverend Thomas Leigh, who had the living of Adlestrop. Austen is known to have visited Adlestrop on at least 3 occassions – in 1794, 1799, and 1806, and she would have worshipped in this church. The Rectory, Adlestrop House, is directly across the road from St Mary Magdalene church. It is believed that Austen used Adlestrop as a model for at least one location in her novel Mansfield Park.

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Adlestrop is also famous for the poem by Edward Thomas:

“Yes, I remember Adlestrop —
The name, because one afternoon
Of heat the express-train drew up there
Unwontedly. It was late June.

The steam hissed. Someone cleared his throat.
No one left and no one came
On the bare platform. What I saw
Was Adlestrop — only the name

And willows, willow-herb, and grass,
And meadowsweet, and haycocks dry,
No whit less still and lonely fair
Than the high cloudlets in the sky.

And for that minute a blackbird sang
Close by, and round him, mistier,
Farther and farther, all the birds
Of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. "

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adlestrop, window, church, detail, gloucestershire, stained glass, st mary magdalene

As a child my plane crashed in the Himalayas & I was raised by an advanced civilisation that taught me photography, ESP & precognition, no, wait that was the Champions wasn’t it?

Ah well, 50+ & getting more muddled by the day.

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Comments

  • Berns
    Bernsover 3 years ago

    My stained glass window captures always look rubbish, hence they never appear! This is gorgeous !

  • Ah well you don’t see the ones I don’t upload!

    – buttonpresser

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

    Fabulous capture, Dave :-)

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 3 years ago

    beauty!!

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture Dave

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • Thanks a lot Trish!

    – buttonpresser

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    stunning picture Dave!

  • reflector
    reflectorover 3 years ago

    Great subject and a vivid indoor catch!

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 3 years ago

    Dave, this is excellent and just so good thank you for the write as well all love……………….Norma

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 3 years ago

    SUPERB!!!!! …Tony

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Dave.

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