07 March 2011

And now a pretty church

The famous Church of St Andrews at Greensted-Juxta-Ongar, It is famous for being the oldest wooden structure in Europe dating back to the 11th Century at the latest.

9 comments:

CherryPie said...

A pretty church with lovely sunshine :-)

jams o donnell said...

It is a little gem Cherie

Gledwood said...

f****** h***, how come it didn't rot?!

I deleted the expletives as it is after all a house of religion I thought it might seem a bit rude to swear (Gledwood grows a conscience, wow!)

jams o donnell said...

Very well seasoned and heavily daubed in pitch I suppose!

jams o donnell said...

It's bloody amazing that it's lasted eh?

Knatolee said...

Unbelievable! 11th century wood? It's beautiful.

jams o donnell said...

It is a little beauty Knatolee

Liz said...

How amazing that it's survived. And it looks remarkably modern.

jams o donnell said...

I'm glad it survived. We have a church dating to 654AD in Essex too