These photos were taken on a visit to St John the Baptist Chapel by Yvonne Jones of Shrivenham. It's a redundant Anglican parish church, now partly in ruins in the village of Mongewell, Oxfordshire. It was remodelled in picturesque Gothic style for the Rev. Shute Barrington in the late 18th century. Barrington was Bishop of Durham and a son of the first Viscount Barrington of Shrivenham, and when he died in 1826, he was buried in the family vault in the church.
The statue is a Memorial to the Bishop that is located in Durham Cathedral. The inscription reads;
This Public Tribute was erected to the memory of Shute Barrington thirty five years Bishop of Durham who died March 25 1826 in the 92 year of his age and 67 of his episcopate in his works of piety and munificance he being dead yet speaketh.
The photo was taken by Vivien Moss
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