Day #66

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 6th March 2008

Day #66Title: The Bell Tower Door
Location: Blackmore, Essex
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: A bit of a contrast from yesterday’s architectural shot! Dull, flat light for most of the day. I took a detour into Blackmore on the way to the supermarket this morning. The Priory Church of St. Laurence has a Medieval bell tower and this is the door on the north side. I liked the details in the beams, and the slightly wonky look it had. But it’s been standing since the 15th Century, so it’s unlikely to fall down any time soon.


  • Congratulations on such an interesting photograph taken from a teasing angle. I know the church well as I live locally and am keen on local history.

  • Thanks for your comment, Andrew.It’s the first time I’ve visited the church and would have liked a look inside too, but unfortunately it was locked at the time.I hope to return when it is open and the sun is shining.

  • The Priory Church of St Laurence, Blackmore, is open to visitors, with a steward on duty, from the beginning of May to the first weekend in October as follows: Tuesdays to Fridays, 1.00 to 4.00pm; Sundays, 2.30 to 4.30pm, with ‘Teas In The Tower’ on the first Sunday in each month. Services are Sundays at 11.00am. Why not come and see – and photograph – the inside of the bell tower? Architectural historian, Nikolaus Pevsner, desribed it as “one of the most impressive, if not the most impressive, of all timber towers in England”.

  • Thanks for the information, Tea in the Tower sounds good, but it will have to be June as I’m on holiday for the May opening.