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Church Beggar, Russia,  ca 1900,  recolor (c) richenda fairhurst
Holy Sites of the British Isles 

 ~Holy Isles, Market Crosses, a Crypt, and more....

The Photochrom Photograph collection displayed on these pages is dated between 1890 and 1900 and available from the Library of Congress.  The collection includes pictures of abbeys, cathedrals, and churches, and also castles, city gates, bridges, harbors, and other things as well. 

 These pages are devoted to abbeys, cathedrals, churches, and other things sacred or religious.  Scroll down for page links.  For photographs of Castles and Gates, see my Castle pages.  For people in traditional costume, see my costume pages, and for everything else, click here.  

I wish I had time to fill these pages with information about each abbey, grotto, tomb, shrine, church and monastery pictured.  But realistically, I just don't.  Occasionally, however, an abbey will have a link to more information.  I will also work to interlink these photographs with my Monastic Pages.  If you want more information about any of these photographs, just google it.  Post any info in my comments section if you like. 

The Photochrome Collection.  Detroit Publishing Co., 1905.   Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Abbeys, churches and Cathedrals:

Abbeys of the British Isles Page One &
more Abbeys of the British Isles Page Two
Cathedrals of the British Isles
Churches of the British Isles
 you are here   »»  Holy sites & more, British Isles (scroll down).

Abbeys of Europe
Churches of Europe, Page One &
more Churches of Europe, Page Two &
still more Churches of Europe, Page Three
Holy sites of Europe
Cathedrals of Europe, Page One &
more Cathedrals of Europe, Page Two.

Holy Sites of the Holy Land Page One &
more Holy Sites of the Holy Land Page Two &
still more Holy Sites of the Holy Land Page Three.

          Abbey cat.

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    British Isles

    Market Cross, Cheddar
    [The Cross, Cheddar, England]
    [The Cross, Cheddar, England]
    market_cross.> 2.1M

    Hythe Church Crypt
    [The church crypt, Hythe, England]
    [The church crypt, Hythe, England]
    church_crypt.> 318k
    Yup. Those are skulls. I bet Peter Jackson's scene
    from The Two Towers, where the fellowship are buried
    by a mountain of cascading skulls doesn't seem quite
    so silly now, eh?

    Ellen's Island
    [Ellen's Isle, Loch Katrine, Trossachs, Scotland]
    [Ellen's Isle, Loch Katrine, Trossachs, Scotland]
    ellens_isle.> 302k

    Fingal's Cave
    [Fingal's Cave, Staffa, Iona and Staffa, Scotland]
    [Fingal's Cave, Staffa, Iona and Staffa, Scotland]
    fingals_cave.> 319k

    St. Michael's Mount
    [Penzance, St. Michael's Mount, Cornwall, England]
    [Penzance, St. Michael's Mount, Cornwall, England]
    michaels_mount.> 260k

    The Reculvers
    [The Reculvers, Herne Bay, England]
    [The Reculvers, Herne Bay, England]
    herne_bay.> 265k
    This photo has been retouched in Corel Photopaint. I have removed
    two huge and hideous metal antennas from the top each of the
    tower ruins. Much better.

    [Stonehenge, Salisbury, England]
    [Stonehenge, Salisbury, England]
    salsibury_plain.> 305k
    salisbury_plain_large.> 2.4M

    City Cross
    [City Cross, Winchester]
    [City Cross, Winchester]
    city_cross.> 934k
    This photograph is not from the photochrom
    collection. This is a postcard image, ca. 1890-1910

    Repton Cross
    [Repton Cross, church and school, Derbyshire, England]
    [Repton Cross, church and school, Derbyshire, England]
    repton_cross.> 258k

    Cross at Lydney
    [The cross, Lydney, England]
    [The cross, Lydney, England]
    lydney_cross.> 273k

    Poultry Cross
    [Salisbury - Poultry Cross]
    [Salisbury - Poultry Cross]
    poultrycross.> 171k
    poultrycross_large.> 1,431k
    This photograph was taken between 1870 and
    1890 and is not part of the photochrom

    Banbury Cross
    [The Cross and horse fair, Banbury, England]
    [The Cross and horse fair, Banbury, England]
    banbury_cross.> 190k
    banbury_cross_large.> 1,910k

    <back to top> for links to French, Italian,
    and other European Castles and Gates


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