Highly praised

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jo-Anne Rowney jo-anne.rowney@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

In 1763 St Lawrence in West Wy­combe was de­clared ‘the most beau­ti­ful ntry church in Eng­land’. This view east through the nave shows the en­gaged/at­tached mns with a rich Corinthian Or­der and entab­la­ture frieze. This pho­to­graph by D Jef­frey also shows the stone/mar­ble paving Chilterns So­ci­ety Pho­toGroup and was in­spired by Si­mon Jenkin’s popular book Eng­land’s Thou­sand Best Churches.

The pho­tos have gone live on the group’s web­site, de­pict­ing ar­chi­tec­ture and fea­tures of 17 Chiltern churches.

Their art and ar­chi­tec­tural splen­dours re­flect much of the his­tory of the Chilterns.

Here are a se­lec­tion from Buck­ing­hamshire.

To see more pic­tures, visit www.get­bucks.co.uk for a gallery.

To see the en­tire col­lec­tion of pho­tos visit the Chiltern So­ci­ety Pho­toGroup web­site at www.chiltern­photo.org. uk.

CARV­ING: This pic­ture of an El­iz­a­bethan mer­maid, miles from the sea at St Mary’s, Iv­inghoe was take by Q Bar­rett

WEST WY­COMBE: The bap­tismal font de­picts a snake climb­ing up a shaft sur­mounted by a bowl on which four doves are dip­ping their beaks into the wa­ter, with a fifth dove in dan­ger of be­ing at­tacked by the snake. Images by D Jef­frey

LIT­TLE MIS­SENDEN: Nor­man round arches and an­cient wall paint­ings, left, can be found in St John’s church. Images by D Col­lier


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