All Saints' Church, Oakham is a parish church in the Church of England in Oakham, Rutland.
The spire dominates distant views of the town for several miles in all directions. The impressive tower and spire, built during the 14th century in the "Decorated Gothic" style, are slightly earlier in date than most of the rest of the exterior of the building, which (apart from some Victorian restoration) is in the "Perpendicular Gothic" style. Oddly, the south doorway and its porch seem to be the oldest parts of the church, the doorway probably dating from the early 13th century with the porch having been added later that century.
In the light, spacious interior there is more evidence of the mature Decorated style of the 14th century. The tall, slender columns of the nave have intricately carved capitals showing animals, birds, figures, foliage and scenes from the Bible including Adam and Eve, the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, the Annunciation and the Coronation of the Virgin Mary. There is also a fine Green Man.
It is a grade I listed building. It was restored in 1857 to 1858 by Sir George Gilbert Scott.
Oakham is the county town of Rutland, England. It lies 17.4 miles (28.0 kilometres) east from Leicester, and has a total resident population of 9,975.
Taken from an article in Wikipedea.
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GREGG (8243) 2012-08-18 0:54
nice view and interesting architecture
but you can see some work in the sky
near the church tower and trees,
Nicou (97637) 2012-08-18 2:14
très beau cadrage avec l'arbre de cette église quelle architecture merveilleuse avec ce prés vert la porte bleu qui donnen plus de couleurs, mangigique compo.
Bravo et amitié
dkmurphys (36759) 2012-08-18 2:22
Very interesting classical architecture of the church. I like the composition with the large green field in front of the builing. Well taken.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-08-18 2:34
a beautiful photo of this splendid architecture, the composition is very nice, superb POV and details, the weather is very English...c"est la vie :-) Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
Sergiom (39184) 2012-08-18 4:15
Une belle image même si la lumière était difficile cette journée là. Elle semble enlever tout le caractère à cette église bien cadrée dans l'image.
mauro61 (52527) 2012-08-18 5:20
malgrado il cielo chiaro l'immagine della chiesa esce bene, con l'albero ben disposto all'interno dell'inquadratura e il verde del prato in FG,
Fis2 (73084) 2012-08-18 11:33
Curious church, interesting tower.
Excellent composition and POV.
Super colors, ic climate.
I like it!
Have a nice evening
pierrefonds (48335) 2012-08-18 17:22
The trees are framing well the church. The point of view is allowing me to see the details and colors of the architecture of the All Saints church. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-08-19 2:31
Quel dommage de ne pas voir un ciel bleu au dessus de cette architecture massive et élégante à la fois, mais c'est la météo qui commande. Le point de vue et le cadrage sont bien choisis. La qualité est bonne. Bravo.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (67292)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2012-08-18 0:46