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The Church of St Thomas at Winchelsea 2

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 5 February 2013 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Named after St Thomas the Martyr, an Archbishop of Canterbury, who was murdered in his own Cathedral in 1170. This building was started in 1288 by orders of Edward I, and was built out of stone from Caen in Normandy and marble from the west of Sussex. Winchelsea which is on the Sussex coast was an important town and port and therefore at risk of attack. In approximately 1360 the nave, trancepts and tower were burnt to the ground during French raids some of the original stonework but not much else remains. In this image you can clearly see the remains of that part of the building.

Canon EOS 500D 1/500 second F/11.0 ISO 100 18 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

In countries that the love and goodness of an educational institution can be so crude.

5 Feb 2013 5:13am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

It's like a history lesson!

5 Feb 2013 5:39am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent point of view and interesting information you provide as well.

5 Feb 2013 6:15am

Devi from Chennai, India

Excellent...there's beauty in ruins too.....

5 Feb 2013 6:28am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition !

5 Feb 2013 6:33am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

What a great view, nice light capture.

5 Feb 2013 7:15am

noel from paris, France

nice capture of this place ,the colours are great

5 Feb 2013 7:56am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Such an unusual design

5 Feb 2013 8:14am

helys from Paris, France

Beautiful place
Great lighting, textures, colors

5 Feb 2013 8:26am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Fantastic photo Doug the sky is amazing, great work!!!

5 Feb 2013 10:15am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie bâtisse ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

5 Feb 2013 10:23am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A composition full of harmony! I Like!

5 Feb 2013 10:24am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

your usual excellent documentary

5 Feb 2013 10:26am

tataray from france, France

Belle image.)

5 Feb 2013 10:50am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I never got into history at school, but this kind of picture and write-up brings it all to life.

5 Feb 2013 11:24am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Une superbe composition avec une magnifique lumière!!! bravo à toi!!!!!

5 Feb 2013 11:34am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot.. a historic place.

5 Feb 2013 11:35am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

excellent shot .

5 Feb 2013 11:46am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully framed shot of this impressive old church Doug! If only the walls could talk! ;-)

5 Feb 2013 12:50pm

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

A beautiful historic site!

5 Feb 2013 12:53pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

A fascinating frame and write up - oozes history

5 Feb 2013 12:53pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Very nicely framed and great info

5 Feb 2013 1:43pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Fascinating places churchyards, love reading the gravestones.

5 Feb 2013 2:50pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Gorgeous ! great ruins at the place, nice photo.

5 Feb 2013 3:19pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this fabulous and historic site.

5 Feb 2013 3:40pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

An excellent image with informative interesting text : much to like here.

5 Feb 2013 4:09pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec ces trois toits pointus quelle vue et rendu sur la pierre ce chemin merveilleux.

5 Feb 2013 4:49pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Goodness, what a completely different look this provides, Doug! Well done :-) The walkway naturally pulls the eye into this comosition and it is so easy to just browse around thanks to the way you have composed this, This is much larger than I wujld have imagined from yesterday's post :-)

5 Feb 2013 5:31pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful stonework. I like seeing the gravestones, which the remains of the church is sort of too.

5 Feb 2013 6:18pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This provides a wonderful view of the remains of the original building. It is just amazing to me how old this structure is. Great POV with the walkway directly in front. It provides a wonderful leading line. Those headstones looks so old.

5 Feb 2013 6:41pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Another great view of this historic church

5 Feb 2013 7:19pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

I feel like I could walk right into this photo and take a look around. A lovely quaint setting, great color and detail Doug... so much history and stories here. Beautiful!

5 Feb 2013 9:05pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Excellent framing, the composition is really beautiful. I love the light and colors, very beautiful picture, I love it.
Have a good evening.

5 Feb 2013 9:57pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Very nice looking place, very good exposure

5 Feb 2013 10:20pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

like a postcard!

5 Feb 2013 11:25pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Lovely image.

5 Feb 2013 11:35pm

JDY from Aberdeen, United States

Nice image, good color & detail. I really like the clouds.

6 Feb 2013 2:02am

Regina G. Santaella from Cancún, Mexico

Wonderful. Love the way you appreciate architecture.

6 Feb 2013 4:46am

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressante architecture

6 Feb 2013 8:55am

Canon EOS 500D
1/500 second
ISO 100
18 mm