Monday, May 6, 2013


Meanwhile, after our trip to Haytor we drove to Widecombe-in-the-Moor, home of the church of St. Pancras, also known as the "Cathedral of the Moors."  Built in the 14th century, the church still functions as an active parish, complete with a parish history organization. Widecombe hosts an annual fair that is not only the subject of a famous folk song of the same name, but also an annual event with its own website.  Here's a brief record of our trip to this lovely little town.
Where we were, and where we were heading.

St. Pancras from the village green.
Another view of the church spire, as well as one of the surrounding buildings.

View of the moors from the village green.

The church spire.

The chapel itself, which is somewhat dwarfed by the huge spire. The entrance is the door at the end of the walkway.

An Easter monument inside the church.

A tribute to the Queen inside the church.

Inside the church, with the steam pipes running beside the pews.

We visited two churches during our visit, and each one had a border collie prayer pillow.

The back of the church and graveyard.

A very mossy bench in the graveyard.

We stopped by this rock wall on the moor as we headed back to Bovey Tracey, and then....

...I turned around and this classic British car zipped by.

Next stop, the Cornish seaside village of St. Ives.

1 comment:

Mark said...

Top down, but, alas, hair not in the breeze.