Picturesque Parishes

Beautiful churches and parishes with unique architecture and stunning stained glass. | Grantchester, as seen on Masterpiece PBS
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Nothing more inviting in a snow covered day. | Grantchester, as seen on Masterpiece PBS

Hillsborough Parish Church at Night (in Winter). I love Hillsborough, Northern Ireland

Kelso Abbey, in the tiny village of Kelso, one of Scotland's most romantic places. | Grantchester, as seen on Masterpiece PBS

Exploring the Scottish and English Border

Much like the Double Abbey on Cameron Land Kelso Abbey Century - Borders Scotland (The tiny village of Kelso was dubbed “the most romantic if not the most beautiful place in Scotland” by novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott)

The partially destroyed Battle Abbey Window, East Sussex. | Grantchester, as seen on Masterpiece PBS

Medieval Abbey Window, East Sussex, England photo via jayne ** I don't know if this is considered stained glass but I had to pin it! Pretty, don't you think?

Beautiful fan-vaulting in the  Salisbury Cathedral. | Grantchester, as seen on Masterpiece PBS

excelsior-praeteritum: ENGLISH GOTHIC: Fan vaulting, The chapter house of the Salisbury Cathedral holds England’s Magna Carta. Look for the location of this small building in the photo of the whole abbey complex. Edited photo by me.

Red poppies in the foreground. Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, England in the distance. | Grantchester, as seen on Masterpiece PBS

Red poppies in the foreground. Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, England in the distance. Grantchester, as seen on Masterpiece PBS

A parish that has become one with its surroundings. | Grantchester, as seen on Masterpiece PBS

Stow on the Wold This is the most mysterious looking church door that I know! The yew trees must have been planted many many years ago, and are now part of the structure of the north doorway, and give off a green light!

The Cemetery Gate of Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, England. | Grantchester, as seen on Masterpiece PBS

The old Cemetery Gate.of Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, built in that now forms the entrance into the Kent War Memorial Gardens. The Kent War Memorial Garden commemorates the dead of World Wars I and II.

Yew trees flank the door of the Church at Stow-on-the-Wold, England. | Grantchester, as seen on Masterpiece PBS

I'm not religious, but I have a thing for cool churches! --Wooden Door of St Edwards church with two ancient yew trees, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds

Rolling green fields house this gorgeous country parish. | Grantchester, as seen on Masterpiece PBS

Agnes Harris immigrated to colonial America. Her Harris, Collamore, Hext, Poyntz ancestors from Devon.

A private parish for private moments. | Grantchester, as seen on Masterpiece PBS

Doors The chapel doors will be solid wood, probably oak, with large ornate hinges. Around the door we will plant lots of rambling roses, which will tie in to the theme of the chapel garden, that of a medieval monastic rose garden / walled garden.

The final resting place for some at All Saints' Church, Staplehurst, Kent. | Grantchester, as seen on Masterpiece PBS

All Saints' Church, Staplehurst, Kent, England - Anglican Parish Church in the village of Staplehurst - founded in the century), it was mainly built in the & there there were enlargements into the It's south door dates to

Bigger isn't always better as this tiny, adorable chapel proves. | Grantchester, as seen on Masterpiece PBS

Inn at Palmetto Bluff Wedding by Kay English

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