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bigtony
24-07-2010, 12:57 AM
Ok so this is my first report. hope you all enjoy,

firstly ive found some history online of Old St Helenís Church, Ore:

The former parish church of Ore, Old St Helens comprises the remains of an 11th century nave, 12th century tower and 13th century chancel, in addition to a surrounding churchyard. The church was partially dismantled in 1870 to provide building materials fro the new church. The north wall survives to a height of 3.5m and incorporates a small Saxo-Norman window and a later Gothic window. The tower is still standing to its full height. The churchyard contains many surviving 17th-19th century gravestones.

Heres a sketch i found online of what the church used to look like:
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/sxi-sophia/index.jpg

The Gravestones as we approached:
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/sxi-sophia/100_0715.jpg
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/sxi-sophia/100_0716.jpg
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/sxi-sophia/100_0717.jpg
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/sxi-sophia/100_0718.jpg

The North Wall that was mentioned above:
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/sxi-sophia/100_0719.jpg

Heres some pictures of the surviving tower, we couldnt gain access as the windows and door were blocked with metal gates:
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/sxi-sophia/100_0721.jpg
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/sxi-sophia/100_0732.jpg
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/sxi-sophia/100_0733.jpg
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/sxi-sophia/100_0734.jpg
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/sxi-sophia/100_0728.jpg
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/sxi-sophia/100_0735.jpg
above door:
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/sxi-sophia/100_0729.jpg
on rear wall:
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/sxi-sophia/100_0727.jpg
as seen through gated door: birds have kindly redecorated:
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/sxi-sophia/100_0724.jpg
as seen through larger window:
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/sxi-sophia/100_0731.jpg
one of the offenders!!:
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/sxi-sophia/100_0730.jpg
Spiral staircase behind the gate:
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/sxi-sophia/100_0725.jpg
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/sxi-sophia/100_0726.jpg

thanks for reading :thumb