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Posted on December 26, 2012 by Admin under Magic Moments photo and video, st. mary's church riccall, Wedding photography selby, wedding photography yorkshire
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As a wedding photographer there are times when you wear the hat of a portrait photographer, at times a fashion photographer, at times a landscape photographer to name but a few.  However, one of my favourite hats is that of the architectural photographer.  I’ve always had a great love for history, so when I have the opportunity to photograph a beautiful Norman church then I try to make the most of it, arriving well before the wedding party to have the time to walk around the church to look for the best angles.  Last month I found myself in Riccall for the first time for a wedding and the church of St. Mary’s is a real gem.  Riccall is famous as the landing place for the Viking fleet in 1066 prior to the Battle of Stamford Bridge, which preceded the Norman invasion and the Battle of Hastings.  The church of St. Mary’s was built shortly after the Norman conquest on the site of an Anglo-Saxon church.  The doorway dates back to 1160 and the lovely three stage tower was added on 1180.  The church itself is very typical for this particular part of Yorkshire, being built from local Tadcaster magnesium limestone, giving it a very light coloured appearance.   It really is lovely and is well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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