Oare Church. . Photograph by Catherine W. Barnes Ward. Source: Snell. [This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose.]

Oare Church, where the elder Ridd lay buried, where his son stole the lead from the porch to his subsequent shame, and where the brute Carver shot Lorna on her bridal morn, has received an addition in the shape of the chancel since the last disastrous event — which, as things are, rather falsifies the narrative. Graced with ash and sycamore, the little cemetery is as Blackmore describes it, "as meek a place as need be." — Snell, 160-61 [GPL].

References

Snell, F. J. The Blackmore Country. London: Adm and Charles Black, 1911.


Victorian Overview

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