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The Tower Of St Andrew's Church, Dacre by VoluntaryRanger

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The ancient picturesque parish of Dacre in the north of the Lake District National Park in NW England has had a church on this site for over a thousand years. In the church two shafts of ancient crosses survive, one of which is pre-Viking. It is said that they illustrate Adam & Eve and the sacrifice of Isaac.
The stone on the floor belongs to the 10th century Viking period and may have been a grave monument, for the four panels depict the symbolic triumph of good over evil. There are several monuments to the Hasell family who have lived at nearby Dalemain since 1665. There a number of stained glass windows well worth looking at.
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Living in the English Lake District,Cumbria,NW England with a love of photographing locations in Cumbria and Scotland, especially landscapes.

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  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stonealmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic image Jamie

  • Thanks Peter mate

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • WalnutHill
    WalnutHillalmost 3 years ago

    Ooooo!!! pre-Viking cross shafts?!?!? This is gorgeous!!!!

    Jan

  • Thanks Jan,I quite enjoy our old churches

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 3 years ago

    A great looking building, super shot …

  • Cheers Mr G

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 3 years ago

    Just love these old churches, superb shot mate.

  • Cheers Gazza

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • dabadac
    dabadacalmost 3 years ago

    in my memories i have read about this…. how fun to see it at last… kudos

  • Thank you Barbara..I have more shots in and around Dacre here

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Gary L   Suddath
    Gary L Suddathalmost 3 years ago

    the clouds really add a lot to this shot….superb

  • Thanks very much Gary

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...almost 3 years ago

    This is great, it means so much to see images of all these places that I only read about in various docs when I spent 25 years researching my family history!

  • If there are any other places you’d like to see,let me know.I drive all over Cumbria

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 3 years ago

    This I really like Jamie – love those ancient gravestones too.

  • Thanks kindly Roy

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...almost 3 years ago

    If you ever go to Haltwhistle that’s where Featherstone Castle is =D

  • I may drive over there next week.I am in Carlisle on Thursday and Haltwhistle ain’t far

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • DIANEPEAREN
    DIANEPEARENalmost 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL WORK JAMIE.I LOVE THAT THE SKY IS SO DARK,BUT BITS OF SUNLIGHT HIT THE HEADSTONES….MY GUESS IS THAT IT WAS BONE CHILLY INSIDE THE CHURCH. AMAZING THAT IT HAS BEEN THERE FOR ALL THAT TIME….AND PROBABLY WILL BE FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.

  • Thanks Diane,they usually have very thick walls which also served to protect them from raiders

    – VoluntaryRanger

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