Another shot of this lovely old church, this time on a sunnier day.
St Michael’s Church in Burgh-by-Sands in the north of Cumbria ,NW England, was built within the Roman fort on Hadrian’s Wall late in the 12th Century. It occupies the probable site of one of the central buildings in the fort – perhaps the granary. Much of the stone used to build the Church came from the fort, or from the wall. The building of the aisle and lengthening of the chancel are monuments to more peaceful times, before the war between England and Scotland started after the death of Edward I at Burgh by Sands on 7th July 1307. There is a monument nearby, on the Solway Plain, to Edward I.
The West tower is probably the earliest of three surviving examples of fortified churches in the 14th Century. Source Visit Cumbria
Sony Alpha 350 DSLR 18-70 kit lens, 3 shots autobracketed,tonemapped in Photomatix Pro4