St Mary’s church in the town of Barnard Castle in Teesdale, County Durham, England is dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin, and owes its foundation to Bernard de Bailliol who built the castle (1112 – 1132) and from whom the town derives its name.

Originally a daughter church of the parish of Gainford, Barnard Castle was in the gift of St. Mary’s Abbey at York until after the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539.

Trinity College, Cambridge, then became the patrons and have appointed the incumbents ever since. In 1866 Barnard Castle became a seperate parish with its own vicar, instead of a Perpetual Curate of Gainford.

A great benefactor of the church was Richard, Duke of Gloucester (later Richard III) who was lord of Barnard Castle from 1477 – 1485.

The Church Of St Mary is an English Heritage Grade I Listed building (LBS Number: 388788).

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS
ISO: 200


Two RAW images individually Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro then Photomerged in Photoshop Elements 8.

Related shots can be found at: England or you can look at all my HDR shots.


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  • shadyuk
    shadyukabout 4 years ago

    Great shot Tom… hugs !

  • Thank you dear Dorothy …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Antoine Dagobert
    Antoine Dagobertabout 4 years ago

    Outstanding shot my friend!

  • Thank you so much Ant …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 4 years ago

    Touch of class Tom; bible class & a master class in photography & photographic manipilation!! :o)

  • Cheers Robin, always appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Clive S
    Clive Sabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 4 years ago

    A lovely church and great editing dear Tom.x

  • Thank you so much dear Catherine, always appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • John44
    John44about 4 years ago

    Tom your photo’s would like great in a Scottish history / architecture book!
    Well done my friend

  • Thank you kindly John …

    – Tom Gomez

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerabout 4 years ago

    Nice capture Tom,brave of you venturing into the Smiffy homeland

  • Hehe, he lives in a nice part of the world …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture, my friend, very well done!

  • Thank you so much Adri my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 4 years ago

    I know, you went into Smithland whilst he was up in Kintyre…. Excellent shot of a pretty church.

  • Thank you so much dear Sheila …

    – Tom Gomez

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyabout 4 years ago

    Lovely shot Tom.

  • Thank you kindly Gary …

    – Tom Gomez

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