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Saturday, 12 January 2013

St Michael's Church - Much Hoole


I visited this church on my way to Southport, Almost got inside. Another of those churches that has great antiquity and will be extremely interesting. I have exterior photos but the first ones will be the memorial. The Ref number on the UK National Archive is 54968.

The memorial is to the left of the panorama
The memorial is shown in the panorama above. These are the pictures of the memorial and the transcription.

The memorial to the south of the church

The right-hand panel
The centre panel

The left hand panel

View from the memorial back to the church

 ERECTED
 IN
 THANKSGIVING
 TO
 GOD
 FOR THE NOBLE
 SACRIFICE OF THE 
MEN OF HOOLE
 AND DISTRICT
 WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
 OF
 1914-1919

1939 - 1945







1914- 1919
RICHARD HUNT
WILLIAM H. JACKSON
THOMAS MAWDSLEY
WILLIAM RILEY
JOHN SUTTON
JAMES WEBSTER
THOMAS WEBSTER
RICHARD WEBSTER
HARRY H. WEBSTER
THOMAS WIGNALL
JOHN E. BARNISH
JAMES BARKER
WILLIAM BIRD
NICHOLAS TOPPING
JOHN W. WOOD
ERNEST A. BARKER
WILLIAM BARKER
JOB BENTHAM
RICHARD BRIGGS
JAMES COULTON
JOHN FIDDLER
THOMAS FORSHAW
ALFRED GIDLOW
JOHN HARRISON
THOMAS HARRISON
FREDERICK HODSON

1939 - 1945
JACK JONES
EDMUND WIGNALL
ALBERT WORTHINGTON

Below are pictures of the church:

From the right of the memorial



Almost directly from the memorial

Close-up of the door stonework

The door into the church
The date over the door says 1628
From the rear of the church


From the church door towards the memorial facing south.

The door in the church tower

The sundial on the face of the tower. Obviously facing south!

From the southwest corner. Yes the tower does lean down!
The glass in the windows, although leaded is clear.

Erected in 1977
by
the Bracewell Family
in memory of
their loved ones
"God be with you till we meet again"

The actual construction seems to be quite ancient!
I presume there may have been a lych gate here.
It would seem odd that a church of this antiquity would not have one.
The purpose of a lych gate has now gone into misuse.


2 comments:

  1. This is the first time I have seen this. When I saw the name Richard Hunt I thought of my ancestor - Richard & Alice Hunt. I wondered if this Richard was also a descendant of them. Richard & Alice had quite a lot of children, the first two were twins - Robert & Rachel. I come down the line of Robert Hunt. I have visited the church twice now and both times I have met distant relatives quite by chance. I have quite a few photographs I have taken when I visited.

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