Sunday, June 12, 2011

St Peter, Ellastone, Staffordshire

Prominently placed above the road as you approach the village from the north (Mayfield), and an invitation to a churchcrawler to stop and visit a while. Pretty lych gate into the churchyard, tall west tower, a Geogian nave with tall two-light Dec side windows (tracery altered?), but an interesting looking chancel dated 1588 (not 1586 as BoE has it) and north chapel (or chancel and south chapel as I did not get inside) with several memorials placed on the outside walls. Locked, no board in the churchyard, no notices anywhere in the porch for visitors or locals to see. How is anyone not "in the club" supposed to contact the parish officials or find out about services here?

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