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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

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church, history, architecture, cumbria, burgh by sands, st michaels church, solway, edward i

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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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 1 year ago

    Lovely church, super work …

  • Thanks kindly Tom

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoover 1 year ago

    Would love to do a HDR of this… Very nice find and perspective!!

  • This is HDR Joao, just a bit more subtle than some.Thanks.

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 1 year ago

    Excellent capture mate.

  • Thank’ee kind Sir

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

    Wonderful old church Jamie – love those leaning tombstones too !

  • Leaning tombstones of Pisa..lol

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    Such a beautiful church and thanks for the history

  • You are welcome Shulie

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Forget-me-not
    Forget-me-notover 1 year ago

    love the ambience of this shot! Great shot you have here

  • Thanks very much.It is a lovely old church

    – VoluntaryRanger

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