Situated on the B1268 road half a mile east of Upleatham in North Yorkshire
this tiny church of St Andrew is a one of the smallest churches in the country. Known as the old church it is just 6m x 4m in size but was once part of a larger church.
Upleatham Old Church
Greek temple or parish church?
Amwych R.C church
Whitby Parish church
The crooked spire
The Boston Stump
The church at Weldon in Northamptonshire also has an unusual lantern top to its tower. This area was once surrounded by dense woodland and a traveller became hopelessly lost there until he spotted the tower of the church above the trees. In gratitude he paid for the lantern top to be placed on the tower and so created an inland lighthouse!
Unfortunately I was unable to obtain a photograph when I visited this church and I am very grateful to 'epicurus' for allowing me to copy this Panoramio photograph, whilst retaining full copyright. It should be noted that the photograph must not be used without his expressed permission.
A wooden church tower
A tower and a steeple
The Parish Church at Ormskirk in Lancashire is unique in that it has a tower and a steeple at the same end. Local legend says that two sisters were unable to agree whilst building the church and settled for a tower and a steeple. The facts are that the steeple was actually built in 1430 being re-built in 1790 and in 1832, whilst the tower was built in 1570 to house the bells from nearby Burscough Priory at the Dissolution.
Church bell cage