The Church of St Herbot

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The Church of St Herbot is in a small settlement of the same name, near Plounévez-du-Faou. The Church started building in the 14C on the site where St Herbot was buried and was the second church on the site.

The Church of St Mélar in mono

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It is quite difficult to take ‘interesting’ but true photographs of a church. Colour? Black and white? Odd angles? Details or the broader picture? And how can I convey the sense of age, beauty, and the mix of originality and … Continued

The Church of St Suliau, Sizun

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The Church of St Suliau in Sizun is my favourite Parish Enclosure – such an elegant, dramatic complex of Church, grand Triumphal Arch, Ossuary, Sacristy, and surrounding walls, although only a statue remains from the Calvary. During our time in the village I … Continued

The Calvary at Plougastel-Daoulas

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The Calvary in Plougastel-Daoulas was built in 1602-04 to commemorate the end of the bubonic plague epidemic and is all that was left intact (mainly) of the original Enclos Parroissial after bombing in WWII in 1944. This photograph from 1927 … Continued


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Days 7 and 8 in France passed in a haze of antibiotics and painkillers, but on Day 10, stuffed with medication, I pulled myself out of bed for some gentle exploration and we set off to look at the recommended stars … Continued

Pencran Church – France Day 6

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Pencran Church came next on a very grey and wet morning. Apparently there has been a religious building on the site since the 14C. The current Church of Notre Dame, Pencran, dates from the 1500s. The Calvary of 1521 at the entrance was startling against … Continued

St Peter’s Church, Ploudiry – France Day 6

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The day dawned grey and wet, and I wasn’t feeling good – the driver’s cold had taken up residence in me – so, instead of countryside walking, we set off to explore churches – Enclos Paroissials – and to visit Landerneau.

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