Sunday, July 17, 2016

Chirk Church

After Chirk castle and gardens we parked at the Chirk RR station. One of the things we have learned on this trip is that the train stations, especially way out in the boonies like Chirk, can be very quiet and safe places to savage-camp, with no prohibitions and no cost. The provincial lines simply don't run at night. After dinner, we walked into Chirk town and visited Chirk Church, an old parish church that was a hub of activity that evening, decorating for a Saturday wedding.
Chirk RR station
















No ordinary station; even though it is not staffed (you just board
the train and see the conductor about a ticket), it is still
beautifully landscaped and appointed


















Chirk Church, dates from 15th-16th centuries,
though predecessors stood on the site much
earlier






















Double nave, the right side younger
















Painted carvings on the terminals of the arch
braces; 15th-16th

Not funny faces

But close







































Nice Perpendicular windows, 15th




















16th




















On the south side, many memorials, mostly to
the Myddletons








































And these cute little paddles, offering an
English translation of the Latin memorial
inscriptions










































Interesting place

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