A AUTUMN GREENERY 1247
Privet berries, ivy and conifer
In cricket field hedge Steyning
CHURCH NAVE & CHANCEL
Interior of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which was made redundant in 1979.
This isolated church is now cared for by The Churches Conservation Trust, a simple sandstone building built at the end of a lane, near Ashington, in about 1220. Its bell, cast in about 1200, is one of the oldest survivors in Sussex.
The interior was remodelled in the early eighteenth century. Between the chancel and the nave is a large wooden screen erected in about 1700 which bears the Royal Arms of Queen Anne. The tall pulpit with reading desk is rare, and the pine box-pews with high backs and lockable ends survive in unusually excellent condition. Unlike many ancient churches in Sussex, it was not restored in the 19th century, and its interior has been called the finest example in Sussex of how many must have looked before the Victorian restorers. It is now a Grade I listed building for its architectural and historical importance.
HAMLET VIEW . 1
Just a few cottages hiding the church.
A GIANT THISTLE 749
In harbourside flower bed
A THE HERITAGE SUNDIAL 701
WINNER : My Locality/Horsham gallery
A new bronze sundial sculpture at The Forum, known as the Horsham Heritage Sundial ...... It displays numerous aspects of Horsham district's varied heritage from the age of the dinosaurs to the current day.
The work took a year to complete in 2003, and is set on a stone plinth, into which a Horsham time capsule has been buried.
WINNER : April Morning Gallery
HAVING A BREAK!
The little fella went for a rest on the wall of his house, next door
Isn't he cute!