St.Mary's Church,Great Brington by carolmw

St.Mary's Church,Great Brington

Great Brington is recorded in the Domesday book and it is likely that a wooden church originally stood on this site before it was burned down in the 13th Century. The current church dating from between 1220 and 1280 follows the pattern of the Early English Decorated and Perpendicular styles.

The Diana Burial Theory
Not all the rather odd theories surrounding Princess Diana relate to the circumstances of her death. Persistent rumours - unsubstantiated I hasten to add - relate to her burial. The official version is that Princess Di was buried on an island in Althorp park, and visitors to Althorp flock here each summer to see the island site. However, there is another version of the princess's burial which suggests that she was secretly cremated and her ashes interred in the family chapel at Great Brington church.

Conspiracy theorists point to an area of wet concrete that appeared in the chapel at the time of Diana's burial, and a siting of smoke from the chimney of a local crematorium in the middle of the night. The crematorium rejects the sighting, and one simple explanation for the concrete is that the original plans were for her to be buried with her ancestors, then the Earl changed his mind and the island plan was selected instead. Even local people are divided over which version of the story is true, but in the end St Mary's is worth visiting in its own right, irrespective of which particular Spencers are buried here.
Interesting facts - I don't know which version I believe but she is at peace wherever she is! And lovely image
December 2nd, 2017  
Intriguing story ! but a lovely church !
December 2nd, 2017  
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Interesting, Carol. Beautiful old gravestones.
December 2nd, 2017  
amazing shot and fantastic history about it. Thanks.
December 2nd, 2017  
Beautiful shot and great pov.
December 2nd, 2017  
Wonderful composition and great history
December 2nd, 2017  
Great processing and a lovely POV Fav. Wherever Princess Diana’s remains are I hope she is at peace
December 2nd, 2017  
A beautiful view of the church!
December 2nd, 2017  
Lovely capture Carol...Fav
December 2nd, 2017  
wonderful composition
December 2nd, 2017  
Nice history about the place, like the union jack flag flying.
December 2nd, 2017  
A lovely old church and churchyard. Very nice composition.
December 2nd, 2017  
How interesting, a lovely looking church too
December 2nd, 2017  
Lovely shot
December 2nd, 2017  
Wonderful processing!
December 2nd, 2017  
Love the very detailed processing.
December 2nd, 2017  
Wonderful POV.
December 2nd, 2017  
Beautiful shot and processing. There are so many churches in the same style of architecture in the UK, isn't there?
December 3rd, 2017  
@sangwann .Yes,there are many very old churches,with lovely architecture.
December 3rd, 2017  
Very interesting and lovely processing
December 3rd, 2017  
Fav.
December 5th, 2017  
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