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