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Offline noytd

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Unidentified Church / Possibly South Wales
« on: Tuesday 08 October 19 13:46 BST (UK) »
This picture appears in a family photo album. The family were based in the Reynoldston area near Swansea, so for many years I assumed it was Reynoldston Church. However, I appear to have been wrong!

Does anybody know where it might be?

Many kind thanks in advance for any help.


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Re: Unidentified Church / Possibly South Wales
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 08 October 19 14:21 BST (UK) »
Reynoldston is on the Gower peninsula, and I don't think this church is anywhere on Gower. Firstly, the style is completely wrong; secondly, I don't recognise this church despite knowing Gower well.
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
Greenfield (Liverpool)
Holyland (Anywhere and everywhere, also Holiland Holliland Hollyland)
Pryce/Price (Welshpool, Liverpool)
Rawson (Leicester)
Upton (Desford, Leics)
Partrick (Vera and George, Leicester)
Marshall (Westmorland, Cheshire/Leicester)

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Re: Unidentified Church / Possibly South Wales
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 08 October 19 20:52 BST (UK) »
agree with you, Annie, very unlikely to be Gower

https://www.britainexpress.com/wales/swansea/churches/index.htm
Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb


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Re: Unidentified Church / Possibly South Wales
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 08 December 19 16:32 GMT (UK) »
Just wondering if anyone has got anywhere with this?

If not, I wonder if noytd might be able to provide high resolution scans of some bits, please, just in case they could help with an identification. Things which come to mind:

the man in the trap - in case the clothes suggest a date
some of the wall near the porch - to try to identify material used
ditto for the tower
to the left of the porch - is that a large tomb with railings round it?
some of the memorials in front of the church

Since the roof looks recent, what I'm trying to work out is whether it's a completely new building or a re-roofed old one. I think, but am not certain, that some of the memorials look quite old, in which case it's probably a re-roofing job.

I still don't have much idea where it is, though the stonework might give a clue. I've looked through some pictures of Welsh churches but not seen anything similar, so is there anywhere else the family might have been connected with?
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Bingley, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Unidentified Church / Possibly South Wales
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 08 December 19 20:08 GMT (UK) »
I could be totally off target, but the style looks a bit like Herefordshire to me.
Suffolk: Pearl(e),  Garnham, Southgate, Blo(o)mfield,Grimwood/Grimwade,Josselyn/Gosling
Durham/Yorkshire: Sedgwick/Sidgwick, Shadforth
Ireland: Davis
Norway: Torreson/Torsen/Torrison
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Re: Unidentified Church / Possibly South Wales
« Reply #5 on: Friday 28 May 21 20:03 BST (UK) »
It looks like the church is St Laurence, Seale, Surrey.

https://www.rootschat.com/links/01qn5/

https://www.rootschat.com/links/01qn6/

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Carroll - Monmouthshire/Glamorganshire/Cork
Hooley - Tattenhall, Cheshire
Lloyd - Gresford, Denbighshire
Platt - Wrexham, Denbighshire
Sullivan- Monmouthshire/Glamorganshire/Cork

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Re: Unidentified Church / Possibly South Wales
« Reply #6 on: Friday 28 May 21 20:10 BST (UK) »
Indeed it is - very well done, Trish.  :)

It's gained a clock since our photo was taken, but here's one much nearer the date:

https://www.francisfrith.com/seale/seale-st-laurence-s-church-1906_53596
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Bingley, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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