Boxgrove Church

You may remember that last week I showed you round Boxgrove Ruins (if you missed it you can check it out here)

But today I want to show you around Boxgrove Church.

Boxgrove Church is literally right next-door to Boxgrove Ruins and its history is just as long. The only difference is that Boxgrove Church is much more preserved. I mean it has walls AND a roof.

Boxgrove Church and its status of a parish, existed long before the Norman Conquest. A fact confirmed by the discovery of an entry in the Domesday Book in 1086. But unfortunately nothing now remains of the Anglo-Saxon church from that day.

Instead, Boxgrove Church is now a place that not only offers beautiful architecture dating back to the 12th century, and the peace and quiet of the English Countryside, but meets all of our Great British health and safety standards.
So yano, that’s a bonus.

The inside of Boxgrove Church is absolutely stunning and offers a serene place of worship together with a beautiful fusion of Early English Gothic and Norman Romanesque architecture.

I’m not religious in the slightest but just because I don’t worship a deity, doesn’t mean that I can’t appreciate the beauty in the architecture that surrounds it.

I mean no matter what your religious beliefs, you cannot deny that religious houses have some of the finest architecture around the world. You only have to look at the intricate details of Thailand’s Grand Palace, the charm of Barcelona’s Cathedral, or the creativity at Wat Rong Khun to see that not a detail is missed from the design process straight through to the execution of those designs.

And considering that so many of these buildings were erected in a time where there wasn’t as many tools or equipment to do the job?
Makes it all that much more impressive.

Have you ever been for a wander around Boxgrove Church?
As always – let me know in the comments!

Comments

  1. maca atencio says

    Stunning place! I wish I could go there soon 🙂
    xoxo

  2. Jasmin N says

    That church looks lovely.

    <3: Jasmin N

  3. I would love to go to Boxgrove Church! I am a big medieval history nerd, so seeing a 12th century church would be exciting for me. I agree that medieval architecture is so interesting!

  4. Rose Sahetapy says

    I love to visit historical places like this, and see the art from past centuries. Your photos are amazing, showing us the details of Boxgrove Church.

  5. im in love with this place its so beautiful!! i mean it must be filled with stories

    Loves from Sun & http://likesocharming.com/

  6. I have never visited this church, but it is beautiful. So much love has gone into making the structure and I love the stained windows.

  7. Thanks @FeliceRaina:disqus – completely agree, churches are full of SO many stories! xo

  8. Saccharine Soul says

    It’s so beautiful inside. Love it

  9. Wow! Imagine getting married here. I can already imagine how the wedding photos will turn out. Beautiful!

    Nadine Smith | ScenesFromNadine.com

  10. Love the way you captured the details of this church. It’s remarkable how some ancient structures can be so well preserved!

    • Thanks Cindy!
      I think the English Heritage have a lot to do with ensuring that so much history is preserved. completely appreciate everybody’s work in doing so as it enables generations such as ours to continue exploring the past! xo

  11. You simply can’t beat the glory of an English Church in the sunshine!

  12. WOW!! Such beautiful captures!! Looks like an amazing place!! 🙂

  13. I lived in Boxgrove as a child and I actually learnt to walk as a baby in the church and surroundings. I hope one day buy a house in church lane, one day….
    I would also suggest walking up to Halnaker windmill which is just up the road.

    • Hiya @disqus_sO4Hh481z4:disqus – sounds like Boxgrove is full of memories for you, it’s a quaint but charming village.
      I love Halnaker, actually wrote a post on it a short while ago back when the sails were still up – it’s such a shame that they’re not making an active effort to maintain it and restore it!

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