Slight re-work of an old negative from Jebel Shams in Oman. I remember it being a cold and rather foggy morning when I made this.
One of the trees that I loved to visit: it was not giving up, even though about 90% of it was dead. Growing at about 9700ft and had probably been hit by lightning at some time in its life.
There was a church recorded on the site at the time of the Domesday survey in 1086, but was probably in a very neglected state.
This Norman church has almost certainly been here since the beginning of the 12th century: the church taking its present structural form around 1170-1200. Then between 1878 and 1880, extensive restoration was carried out.
The parish register includes baptism registers 1556-1980; marriage registers 1556-1993; burial registers 1556-1955.