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The Hardy Tree In the churchyard of St Pancras Old Church in London, hundreds of old gravestones circle an ash tree. In the 1860's an older part of the churchyard was designated to make way for a new railway line. Coffins were removed with care and reburied elsewhere. Some of the headstones were placed in a circular pattern around a young ash tree in the churchyard. Over the decades the tree has, inevitably grown and parts of the headstones nearest the tree have disappeared in to its…

Neogothic Church - @ Kylemore Abbey - Ireland //Absolutely Beautiful Setting And Stunning Architecture! Both The Abbey & Chapel Sit Next To A Picturesque Lake! One Of Our Most Favorite Places To Feel And Drink In The Serenity! - MFB

The beautiful shape of the Celtic cross with embellishments from nature where the usual knotwork would normallu be. Stirling Castle Graveyard

ST. MACDARA’S CHURCH This little chapel sits on Saint Macdara's Island, or Cruach na Caurra as it’s better known to the natives of Connemara, off the coast of Connemara at Carna. The Christian saint, Macdara, lived on this remote island 1,500 years ago. He founded a monastery here in the 6th century and this amazing little church is one of the few intact buildings like it in Ireland. Although ...the church dates back to the 10th century, it’s modelled exactly on its wooden predecessor…

5th Century AD: Rock of Cashel, (or St. Patrick's Rock) Ireland. Photo by Michael Sullivan.

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St Kevin's church and the round tower at Glendalough, Co Wicklow, Ireland, c. 900 - 1200 AD

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Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire

Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire, England. In existence by 1101, known as Godric’s Castle, named probably after Godric of Mappestone. At the beginning of the 12th century, the castle had passed from Godric to William Fitz Baderon, thought to be his son-in-law, and on to his son, Baderon of Monmouth who married Rohese de Clare, a member of the powerful de Clare family. Gilbert de Clare eventually acquired Goodrich Castle himself. Gilbert generation 29 on tree. Homefrom Home

Stone Church in Glendalough

Glendalough, Ireland has a monastery founded by St, Kevin, a hermit monk, in the early 600s and several old churches like this one Love this