Tag: Graveyard

St James’ Shireshead Old Church

St James’ is located in the hamlet of Shireshead, near Forton, Preston.

St Michael and All Angels Church

This superstition meant that the doors on these unfavourable and shaded sides were blocked off so witches couldn’t enter, they were left to go into a state of disrepair and no person of respectability would be buried here.

Leighton Hall

Surrounded by Yew trees which are traditionally found in graveyards, the old stone cross is a reminder that this was once a graveyard to the Catholics of the family who couldn’t be buried anywhere but on private land.

St Michael’s Church

Inside the church is a large pendulum that hangs down from the wall. This clock was installed in 1850 and the ticking can be heard throughout the building.

William Wordsworth Grave

In 1813 Wordsworth and his family moved to Rydal Mount, Ambleside and that’s where he spent the rest of his life.

John Ruskin Grave

Ruskin returned to the Lake District including Keswick several more times and in 1871 he bought Brantwood near Coniston. His house was to receive visitors such as Charles Darwin.

Downham Churchyard

I visited this village and the church in the mists of autumn time.

Windermere Cemetery

Bowness on Windermere Cemetery.

The Mysteries of Dacre

The old gravestones have been left, almost frozen in time and engulfed back into nature. 

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