Religion => Places of Worship (Current) => Topic started by: kyn on November 11, 2009, 15:12:44

Title: St Mary Magdalene, Stockbury
Post by: kyn on November 11, 2009, 15:12:44
 :)
Title: Re: St Mary Magdalene, Stockbury
Post by: Riding With The Angels on November 11, 2009, 16:43:17
Nice pics - nice complete rood stair turret here and the twin tower stairs must be unique. I can't recall coming across another.
Title: Re: St Mary Magdalene, Stockbury
Post by: Riding With The Angels on November 12, 2009, 18:49:09
I have the guide from Stockbury. Unfortunately it makes no mention of the tower at all other than on the plan of the church. It is the only part of the church that is 13th Century along with the NW and N walls whereas the south wall is 19th and transcepts and chancel are 15th. The pillars are 12th century and the capitals possibly carved by masons from Canterbury cathedral. The short staircase is Victorian. Looking at my photo's interestingly they both were accessed from the outside of the tower and one is now blocked.

Some pics of the inside -

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/EastWindow.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/NaveandChancel.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/Roodstairsfromouterturretstair.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/NorthAisleWindow.jpg)
Title: Re: St Mary Magdalene, Stockbury
Post by: kyn on November 12, 2009, 19:01:16
Thanks for that.  I thought with the unusual exterior the interior would be really interesting but i guess the fire would have ruined some of the features.
Title: Re: St Mary Magdalene, Stockbury
Post by: Riding With The Angels on November 12, 2009, 19:24:02
Primarily it was only the roof that was lost. The organ at the west end is mounted on a graded plinth with pews up it which give a nice view down the nave and south aisle. There are some reasonable brasses from the 15th and 16th centuries. Its worth a look.
Title: Re: St Mary Magdalene, Stockbury
Post by: kyn on November 12, 2009, 19:46:27
We have the number for the key holder so at some point we will arrange to go and have a look inside.  We missed the moat and remains of a bailey castle that is next to it too....
Title: Re: St Mary Magdalene, Stockbury
Post by: Riding With The Angels on November 12, 2009, 20:42:24
Its difficult to see with the orchard on top. Perhaps the farmer would let you wander. Its probably better this time of year with little ground cover.

Two from the churchyard

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/DSCF0025.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/Sub%20album%203/DSCF0024.jpg)
Title: Re: St Mary Magdalene, Stockbury
Post by: medwayboy on June 12, 2010, 09:45:08
A couple more shots in the grounds

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx270/stroodboy/DSC_0050.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx270/stroodboy/DSC_0049.jpg)

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx270/stroodboy/DSC_0018.jpg)
Title: Re: St Mary Magdalene, Stockbury
Post by: John E Vigar on June 25, 2010, 13:44:10
The tower was almost completely rebuilt by R C Hussey as part of his 19c restoration. There is an article about it in Arch Cant but I dont have the specific volume to hand.
Title: Re: St Mary Magdalene, Stockbury
Post by: Bryn Clinch on November 27, 2010, 15:51:21
The organ in Stockbury Church, built in 1862 by Joseph Walker. The displayed pipes were stolen in the 1950s or 60s and were replaced, which accounts for their shiny, new appearance.

The church`s original organ was given to St. Mary Magdalene, Winsford, Somerset in 1860 and was replaced by the present instrument in 1870 and, although by the same builder, is smaller and possibly inferior to the one that was given away (which, it is believed, is still being used today).

(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff426/bryn2/ChurchesOrgans003.jpg)
Title: Re: St Mary Magdalene, Stockbury
Post by: Bryn Clinch on May 28, 2016, 18:22:32
First visit for over five years!

1.        Organ pipes silhouetted against the west window.

2 & 3  South Transept (Magdalene Chapel), timbered roof with two octagonal moulded crown posts and on
           moulded tie beams.
 
Title: Re: St Mary Magdalene, Stockbury
Post by: Bryn Clinch on May 28, 2016, 18:41:18
1.  The Benefaction Board.

2.  A view toward the South West.

3.  The Tower, with 1676 Weather Vane.