Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 5th December, 2012)
Impressive, not seen that before. I must have driven past this with my eyes closed.
Lovely photo. The gatehouse looks like a small castle......guarding the church from......? what ?
What an imposing picture, very intricate ironwork on the gate. It is a lovely church but not my denomination!! St Marie's would also be a lovely pic!! Well done Alan, cheers!!
It looks closed.
It's a memorial to the dead of WWI.
Splendid architectural structure.
Nice one, Alan.
It may be closed in the picture, but it is usually open. I was there recently with a friend whose great-uncle's name is on the list, just inside the gate, of soldiers lost in both world wars. We also had a walk around the lovely churchyard where there are some extremely old gravestones. But parking in Standish was a nightmare.....and this was on a quiet weekday.
Great photo. Never seen this church - can feel a visit coming on!
Janice, there are lots to see in Standish. See :-
Album, Places, Standish.
New Gallery, Standish
For a view of this war memorial gatehouse from inside churchyard see
Janice, due to vandalism the church is kept locked but from time to time guided tours are arranged. You could of course go to a service to see inside this Grade 2 listed building.
Erm...you mean,grade 1 listed building?
You can go in the churchyard though, Alan, can't you? My friend and I have been twice and had no problem going through the gate in the photo. Unless we just went at the right time.
Yes there are four other entrances to the churchyard 3 on Rectory Lane and one from the car park which is behind the church notice board which can be seen on the right hand side of the Peace Gate.
5 if you count the entrance from the cul~de~sac off Baxter Street
a cracker, best for while.
The gate on the carpark to the right, is the "Lychgate", the old name for the "Corpse Gate", where the deceased would wait in shelter for interment
I was lucky to find myself in Standish for a few weeks during the summer, researching some of my ancestors, many of whom were baptised and married at this magnificent church. I consider myself blessed to be given a guided tour of the church while I was there, and it literally brought tears to my eyes. A great many pictures were taken by me, but not a one of them come anywhere near this one Alan. I would be very grateful for your permission of allowing me to copy this fabulous shot, so that I can keep it with the rest of my treasured memorabilia. Kind regards and thank you in advance.
Pedant, my excuse is that the 2 is very close to the 1 on my keyboard.Happy to put the record straight.
no problem frances, do as you like , cheers.
Sorry Art, you,re wrong again about Standish, firstly it was Spite Row now it,s the Lychgate. The Lychgate is situated on Rectory Lane about 150 yards through the churchyard from the Peace Gate.You can just see the Lychgate on Dan Highton,s photo posted on 11th Sept 2012.