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St Michael's Church, Shalfleet by Rod Johnson

St Michael's Church, Shalfleet

The Church of St Michael the Archangel, Shalfleet, Isle of Wight, England. This medieval, Grade I listed church, in the tiny village of Shalfleet was built almost like a fortress. The walls are 5 feet thick and the sturdy looking tower with battlements, had a secret room only accessible from a door on the roof. The tower, dating from 1070, was a place of refuge for the residents, during attacks by the French. Unusually, a 3 pound gun was kept in the tower. Much later, the gun and the church bells were sold to fund the addition of a steeple in circa 1800, but the steeple had to be removed in 1912 after becoming unsafe. The church currently has two bells.

Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/15 second
Aperture: f/19
ISO Speed: 200
Date Taken: 26 Jul. 2012

Image Ref: 32651-RDA



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