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    First thing to mention is the sign on the fence of this place reads as above, but wiki calls the place "Wolfhampcote" just thought Id get that in before someone comments lol.

    St Peters is a redundant church that stands alone a mile or so from the nearest dwelling, but mounds in the adjacent fields are the tell tale signs of an ancient settlement.
    The presence of a church here has been noted since the 13th century, although this was rebuilt in the 14th century them altered & amended several times over the years.
    The church is owned & looked after by the churches trust but is essentially abandoned ... or is it

    This is where things got a bit weird, I approached the church unsure if it would be unlocked which to my delight it was. What I didn't expect was to find camp beds set up, tables, cooking gear & best of all a bottle of bubbly on ice!
    Resisting all urges I didn't drink any, but found a notice which explained everything, "champing"!!
    No I had never heard of it either but its essentially glamping in abandoned churches which it turns out is not a cheap affair. Someone had obviously not long set this up & a couple were due in after 6pm (lord knows what I would of found if I was a few hours later lol) they have a full list of 27 available churches here.

    https://www.champing.co.uk/



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    Haha how odd. Not a bad idea though!

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    Thanks BG, a favourite of mine this one, there was (hope there still is) a 15C pew end there that was marked out for carving but not completed, always wondered at the story behind that. Some jobs just take forever to finish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    Haha how odd. Not a bad idea though!
    Glad I’m not the only one who had never heard of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mearing View Post
    Thanks BG, a favourite of mine this one, there was (hope there still is) a 15C pew end there that was marked out for carving but not completed, always wondered at the story behind that. Some jobs just take forever to finish!
    Didn't notice that, there was a "short" pew by the alter is that what u mean?

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    No, it was a full length pew all nicely marked out on one end with a scriber I guess ready to carve. Must make the effort to have another look.

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    There's some nice features remaining, the shot of the roof supports I especially liked, well shot Glynn and no I've never heard of Champing either, Thanks
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    I can't believe you lot don't know what Champing is haha! I love Champing - it's great fun and a good way for the churches to make money! Nice report BikinGlynn :)

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