D.Ostaf Excellent video, very informatie. Thank you
Bill F A blast into the past hey Jim, there's some history there We were married at this church and I noted the grave stones that were the floor of the church what a congregation of the past hey! ! , makes one feel very small .This one joggled the memories a bit and sent a little shiver down my spine . your ancesters must have been story tellers of old this one was short but full of gold .Delightful Jim
Jim The church tower and clock.
Jim Gaping gargoyles direct rainwater away from the tower masonry.
M. Grundy Thanks Jim. People probably don't realise the amount of historical features around them. Great photos.
Geoff Craven Quite exquisite Jim and yet another site to add to the list of places next time I am in Wigan.
Jim The parish church of St. Thomas the Martyr in Upholland. Built originally as a college for Dean and twelve secular priests by Sir Robert de Holland (1270-1328), secretary to Thomas Plantagenet....
Jim ..the Earl of Lancaster. It has a superb entrance that is magnificent by its humble simplicity.
Jim The gloriously situated step down entrance.
Jim It's rear stained glass window, its masonry still stained with the soot of the industrial revolution that blighted the local area.
Jim By the church is the rail enclosed grave of Robert Dalglish, who built and ran a steam engine for the transportation of coal, called the Yorkshire Horse, twenty years before Stepenson's Rocket.
Jim The backs of cottages that face onto School Lane, Upholland.
Jim The grave of George Lyon, local "highwayman" hanged at Lancaster in 1815, buried in his young daughter Nonny's grave
Jim The grave is siuated under the roadside wall, opposite the White Lion pub.
Jim "Here underneath thou dost approach, the body of John Smith, the coachman"
Jim Church Street.
Jim Upholland, a special place.
Jim How many happy brides has it seen pass below it, how many sad funerals has it witnessed - yet still it stands with its great simple door, a testimony to the medieval craftsmen who constructed it.
Jim ...but the arch itself has stood the test of time. Built over a hundred years before the Battle of Agincourt, it is a thing of wonder and beauty.
Jim The Arch.
St. Thomas the Martyr Church in Upholland near Wigan was built in 1307, as a Benedictine priory.
Its entrance was the inspiration for this slideshow.
Jim Over its 700 year life you can see all the repairs and alterations, some quite crude, around its arched main entrance....