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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2009, 14:10:14 »
Lydd church is open daily but I don't think the tower is so probably just on special occasions. This is similar to most churches as then it can be supervised. I recently too advantage of Birlings flower festival to get into the church as its normally locked and ?1 was charged to go up the tower. The main factor is the health and safety issue. Some are far too dangerous to even attempt nowadays but those that are are very tight and are dangerous. At Birling a disclamer was required to be signed before attempting.

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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2009, 12:21:25 »
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can you go up the tower?

Sorry - just seen RWTA's post saying that you can. I'll definitely do this when I'm next down there.

Just out of interest, anyone know of any other churches in Kent that let one go up the tower or onto the roofs?

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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2009, 12:16:22 »
Nice pictures all. They seem to have replaced the large Chancel window with 3 lancets for some reason - possibly connected with the bombing? I imagine the large Perpendicular window would have looked better both inside and out. I couldn't spot other changes based on a quick look

Colin - can you go up the tower?

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2009, 00:03:05 »
How it looked before


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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2009, 22:36:31 »
The vaulted ceiling is so high up a long lense is required to photograph the bosses or bino's just to look at the them! Here they are.



















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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2009, 21:32:50 »
It's a wonderful church - and at 199 feet its the longest in Kent. An enormous number of heads carved along its length on corbels and a wonderful carved vaulted ceiling in the tower with a great number of carved bosses on.

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War damage to Lydd Church.
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2009, 19:35:49 »
I took photos of these photos I saw in Lydd Church on Saturday.

War damage. 1940.





The roof today.



Details of Lydd Church taken form the leaflet, The Mediaeval Churches Of Romney Marsh.


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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009, 23:06:44 »
We had an impromptu visit to Lydd church today and spend 3. each going up the tower.

Here are the photos I took.







My favourite item in a church.









The rest of the church.





Ah, the bells, the bells. We did hear one ring whilst standing there.











Well worth the money and the hard climb up the little steps.




 

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