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Church Micro 4646...Elston

A cache by BAGHUNTER adopted from northking Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/25/2013
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Continuing the popular Church Micro series.  A cache situated opposite this village church with handy parking.


ALL SAINTS CHURCH, ELSTON

 

There is no mention of a church here in Elston in Domesday.

The tall, slim, only slightly buttressed 13th century tower appears to be the oldest part of the building. The church is of stone, in Gothic style, consisting of a chancel, nave with arcades of 4 bays, north and south aisles and an embattled west tower with pinnacles, clock and 6 bells.

The Perpendicular clerestory and aisles were restored in 1827, 1859 and 1882. In 1859 the chancel was renovated and fitted with oak stalls and an organ.

Visitors often come to see the mural monuments to the Darwin family. (Also some for the Lascelles.) Several are by Wallis of Newark (1789-1816); and three by Tyley of Bristol, for 3 Darwin children who died aged 13, 14 and 15 in the 1830s, are of good quality, as is the tablet to Elizabeth Hill Darwin, (d1827) by Taylor of York.

There are several memorial windows: the stained east window for F Darwin’s wife (d1886), another for R A Darwin in the north wall of the chancel (d1888) and three more inserted by Mrs Darwin in 1913


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Cyrnfr uvqr bhg bs fvtug.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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