Church Micro 3464 Barnstone
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This is part of the Church Micro series, please bring your own pen/cil to sign the log.
Please note that this church faces a busy road, the cache is placed on the roadside, stealth is required.
The church Micro series is intended to bring Geocachers to various churches all over the UK (and beyond).
Some of these churches provide the backdrop of our communities history. Please take some time to either read the cache page or visit the church.
Due to the nature of these locations you may encounter some local activity, and I have either tried to ensure that there is safe parking or that the cache is placed out of view wherever possible, so please don't expect a clear run at busy times.
St Mary's Church, Barnstone
This small stone church stands alone on the main road by the village. It was ‘perhaps the successor of the ancient chapel of St Athelburga or St Aubrey’, according to White’s Directory 1853, citing Thoroton.
Inside above the entrance inset in a quatrefoil is the legend ‘This Chapel was re-built by T. D. Hall Esq. MDCCCLVII’.
The building consists of a nave and chancel with a turret at the west end bearing two bells. There is a main door at the west end but no porch. Between nave and chancel is a pointed arch. Between the door and turret is a circular window.
The stained glass east window bears five roundels showing eg the Agnus Dei. Either side of the nave are three pairs of windows, two lights in each, with stained glass at the top. Each side of the chancel is a single lancet of simple stained glass.
The hexagonal pulpit, communion rail, reading desk and lectern are all of light oak, the benches in dark oak. The octagonal font is of plain stone.
There are no monuments in the church, but there are two framed Roll of Honour lists for each World War. Around the walls are fifteen coats-of-arms on small shields. One of Fairclough-Lancashire was found in the old chapel in 1857.
If anybody would like to expand to this series please do, I would just ask that you could let Sadexploration know first so he can keep track of the Church numbers and names to avoid duplication
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum