Thursday, 5 May 2016

Brinklow - Benchmark

Church of St. John the Baptist
Broad Street, Brinklow Village
(near to Coventry)


In the photograph above, you will see a white arrow
that shows the location of a chiseled horizontal
mark that surveyors have made in the stone
to serve as an elevation reference.


It is difficult to see above - it looks like an
arrow pointing up to a line and I believe it dates back to 1856. 
The church is much older than that.
Below is the benchmark at the Council House, Coventry.


When I noticed the benchmark on the 
Council House, Coventry,  I hoped wondered if I had
discovered a secret coded message of sorts.  Of course, it was
nothing like that.  This benchmark in Brinklow is the 
second one I have found.  I'll show you the 3rd tomorrow.


In the meantime, enjoy the view from the churchyard
(similar to the one I shared on 1st April.)
Interestingly, this church isn't the only church around
here to have a blue door.


13 comments:

Mersad said...

I really love the blue door. Makes for a nice contrast.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Bill Nicholls said...

Good on you, you should find it on here.
http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/

RedPat said...

Now you have something to keep an eye open for!

Jacob said...

I always thought a bench-mark was a standard for a particular activity or sport. Not often do I see blue church doors. Many of our Episcopal (Anglican) churches here sport red doors, though.

William Kendall said...

A beautiful church!

bill burke said...

Nice looking church. That blue door really pops out!

Sharon Anck said...

How interesting. I don't think I would have noticed that.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I often wonder how many things go unnoticed as we go about our daily proceedings Lauren, especially on older buildings. By golly that is an amazingly blue door, it seems an unusual colour for a church door but I really like it a lot, it fits well surprisingly with the old church walls. Happy weekend Lauren, take care..

Lois said...

How interesting! It is a beautiful place and I love that blue door.

Stephanie said...

Stunningly beautiful blue door on that awesome looking building!

Jack said...

That is pretty interesting. AND, the church has chosen just about the most beautiful shade of blue for its door.

Gunn said...

I LOVE the bright BLUE door:)

Karl Demetz said...

I like that blue door !