St Mary's Church is the largest and "stateliest" parish church in Leicestershire, with visible remains dating mainly from the 13th-15th centuries. The stonework in the lowest section of the tower, which has Norman windows, dates from 1170, although there were certainly one or more Anglo-Saxon churches on this site before the Norman one. It is built on a plan more usual for cathedrals and the 100-foot tower dominates the town, and is a rare example of a parish church with aisled transepts (one of only five in the country) a feature usually found only in a cathedral. The church has a large choir containing around 40 members. The church forms part of the Framland church trail along with 14 other churches in the 'Framland area'. Copies of the guide to the church trail are available from Melton Tourist Information Centre.
Bells and carillon
The belfry contains ten bells. The earliest bell (No.6) is by John of York dating from the fourteenth century. Most of the rest have been recast. Until 1802 there were only six bells: then two more were added and in 1894 a further two made the total ten. In addition there is a small sanctus bell which dates from the seventeenth century.
The carillon on which the chimes are played three times a day were restored in 1938 through a bequest by Alice Henton. This restoration involved a new clock to replace the previous one dating from the early nineteenth century.
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tedesse (23996) 2013-09-03 11:50
Interesting interior of the church of St Mary's .
Good POV and composition, nice colors.
It seems to me a little Darkness image would try brighten.
papon (1283) 2013-09-03 22:47
Good indoor image. I hope it would have been more better if you opened the shutter bit more. Over all good image.
Have a nice day,
goodwill (4879) 2013-09-04 0:42
Its the yellow light on the red carpet which uplifts this image. I can understand that its difficult to capture a stunning image in the challenging light conditions, and the camera has tried its best to choose the optimum settings.
Here in lies the difference of a power shot camera and the DSLR camera. With a SLR you have plenty of options.
So keep shooting and keep sharing.
subhendu_bagchi (20960) 2013-09-04 3:10
like this interior shot because of the mystic light and colours. Like the atmosphere a lot. The exposer is nicely managed to generate such look. Excellent composition with an informative note. Tfs.
- Copyright: marion morgan (jester5) (1785)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-27
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot SX40HS
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/30 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-03 11:23