Church Lamps

The colours and textures of old English churches compliment autumn.  So despite the dull weather I decided to do a zig-zag ride around South Somerset to my favourite villages and found some interesting lamps.

Babcary

The Somerset Wildlife Trust’s meadows at Babcary are beautiful in the spring and so I regularly stop off on my way home after work.  The church is equally full of charactor.

Church of the Holy Cross - Babcary, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0661

Church of the Holy Cross – Babcary, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0661

Church of the Holy Cross - Babcary, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0656

Church of the Holy Cross – Babcary, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0656

Apparently the lamp over the church gate was commisioned to celebrate the coronation of Edward VII in June 1902. Unfortunately, it was delayed and he did not get crowned until 9th August.

Church of the Holy Cross - Babcary, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0665

Church of the Holy Cross – Babcary, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0665

Sparkford

The Church of St Mary Magdalene is tucked away on the edge of the village.

The Church of St Mary Magdalene - Sparkford, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0650

The Church of St Mary Magdalene – Sparkford, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0650

Just out of shot is another lamp…

The Church of St Mary Magdalene - Sparkford, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0620

The Church of St Mary Magdalene – Sparkford, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0620

Weston Bampfylde

The little church in neighbouring Weston Bampfylde is even more hidden.  Today the church lane was lined with autumn leaves and has a pair of lamps.

Holy Cross - Weston Bampfylde, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0626

Holy Cross – Weston Bampfylde, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0626

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