Tuesday, October 20, 2009

St. Mary, Bicton, Devon

The medieval church lies in ruins on a slightly different site. This one sits on the lawns in the formal gardens at Bicton House (now College). It was built to the designs of John Hayward, c1850. The ruins were given a chancel like building by Pugin, which is in fact a mausoleum for the Rolle family. This picture is awesome, and the setting is rather unique.