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Re: [Churchcrawling] Re: Cornwall - May trip 15

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  • Andy Foster
    Ta. Didn t know he was now the big attraction. AF ... From: cbnewham To: Churchcrawling@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 9:26 AM Subject:
    Message 1 of 7 , Jun 1, 2007
      Ta. Didn't know he was now the big attraction.

      AF

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: cbnewham
      To: Churchcrawling@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 9:26 AM
      Subject: [Churchcrawling] Re: Cornwall - May trip 15


      --- In Churchcrawling@yahoogroups.com, "Andy Foster" <andyfoster@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Cameron
      >
      > Have you done Landulph? I just wondered if the Byzantine pretender
      was still there and sound.
      >
      > AF
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >

      I did that at the beginning of April, although I don't post up all my
      trips so maybe it didn't get posted. There is a picture on Flickr of
      the tomb next to the brass you refer to:

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/digiatlas/447674961/

      Here is the relevant entry:

      ------------------

      #Cornwall
      #Landulph
      #St Leonard

      I returned and phoned the first keyholder. She was going out and told
      me to try at the white house - the one I'd seen someone at earlier. As
      it happened this turned out to be the house of the second keyholder!
      Now, why didn't they answer the phone - or offer to let me in seeing
      as they CLEARLY saw me.

      I pulled up and a man happened to be standing outside the house. He
      opened the church for me but was clearly annoyed when I said I'd been
      there earlier but no-one answered the phones when I rang the listed
      numbers and so I'd come back. "We can't always be in!" he snapped (and
      this was clearly a lie as someone WAS home now I knew the house was
      his, although I never said this to him). I decided to be somewhat
      pointed and replied "Well, I wasn't EXPECTING anyone to be in." If
      anyone had a need to be surly it was me - wasting my time and fuel
      coming back here when I could have been in the first time.

      We had a brief discussion on the monuments and family history and then
      he left me to it - he was obviously satisfied I was legitimate, if
      somewhat of a nutter, and could be left to my own devices without
      burning the church down, stealing the screen or prising off the brass
      to the descendant of the Emperor of Byzantium (the said brass is the
      big attraction for visitors).

      Quite a few benchends - although many of them look either completely
      replaced, cunningly repaired, or heavily recut. Big screen but most of
      it early C20. Remains of the Jacobean family pew now used at the west
      end of the nave. Old font with C17 inscription. Quite a nice tomb
      chest with engraved top. Simple poor box.

      Once I'd finished I headed off home.





      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    • cbnewham
      ... was still there and sound. ... I did that at the beginning of April, although I don t post up all my trips so maybe it didn t get posted. There is a
      Message 2 of 7 , Jun 1, 2007
        --- In Churchcrawling@yahoogroups.com, "Andy Foster" <andyfoster@...>
        wrote:
        >
        > Cameron
        >
        > Have you done Landulph? I just wondered if the Byzantine pretender
        was still there and sound.
        >
        > AF
        >
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >

        I did that at the beginning of April, although I don't post up all my
        trips so maybe it didn't get posted. There is a picture on Flickr of
        the tomb next to the brass you refer to:

        http://www.flickr.com/photos/digiatlas/447674961/

        Here is the relevant entry:

        ------------------

        #Cornwall
        #Landulph
        #St Leonard

        I returned and phoned the first keyholder. She was going out and told
        me to try at the white house - the one I'd seen someone at earlier. As
        it happened this turned out to be the house of the second keyholder!
        Now, why didn't they answer the phone - or offer to let me in seeing
        as they CLEARLY saw me.

        I pulled up and a man happened to be standing outside the house. He
        opened the church for me but was clearly annoyed when I said I'd been
        there earlier but no-one answered the phones when I rang the listed
        numbers and so I'd come back. "We can't always be in!" he snapped (and
        this was clearly a lie as someone WAS home now I knew the house was
        his, although I never said this to him). I decided to be somewhat
        pointed and replied "Well, I wasn't EXPECTING anyone to be in." If
        anyone had a need to be surly it was me - wasting my time and fuel
        coming back here when I could have been in the first time.

        We had a brief discussion on the monuments and family history and then
        he left me to it - he was obviously satisfied I was legitimate, if
        somewhat of a nutter, and could be left to my own devices without
        burning the church down, stealing the screen or prising off the brass
        to the descendant of the Emperor of Byzantium (the said brass is the
        big attraction for visitors).

        Quite a few benchends - although many of them look either completely
        replaced, cunningly repaired, or heavily recut. Big screen but most of
        it early C20. Remains of the Jacobean family pew now used at the west
        end of the nave. Old font with C17 inscription. Quite a nice tomb
        chest with engraved top. Simple poor box.

        Once I'd finished I headed off home.
      • cbnewham
        Doing a quick estimate, as I don t have all my reports in the database
        Message 3 of 7 , Jun 1, 2007
          Doing a quick estimate, as I don't have all my reports in the database
          as yet, this one looks as though it is my 5000th church:


          --- In Churchcrawling@yahoogroups.com, "cbnewham" <cam@...> wrote:

          > #Cornwall
          > #Grampound
          > #Village Cross
          >
          > #Cornwall
          > #Grampound
          > #School
          >
          > #Cornwall
          > #Grampound
          > #St Nunn
          >
          > I'd passed by this church and the little building in front of it with
          > a clock tower (I presume it was the school house) several times in the
          > past. In front of both a village cross.
          >
          > The church was open. Simple interior of nave and chancel. The chancel
          > contains a modest amount of Victorian decoration. Corona lights down
          > the nave.
          >
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