Sunday, September 27, 2015

St Marys Church

St Marys Church 
This old church is about 10km before you get the Goulburn turn off on your way to Sydney.

The roof has had a little damage. 

Andrew like's to go detecting, hoping to find old coins or other old rusty treasure.
I like to photograph interesting things and Sally Girl likes to drag me around so she can sniff everything, makes it hard when your trying to take photos i can tell ya.

As you can see from the rubble inside and the build up of dirt, the roof has been down for quite some time.

It is made from stone with bricks at the top and bottom of the windows.
The outside stone was once white washed. We did find some small pieces of glass and lead from the windows.  

Some of the things that were found were hand forged nails, lots of wire and rubbish like bottle caps.
But the best find was an old Goulburn Cordial bottle and these i collect so was pretty happy about that, especially as it was not broken or chipped.

Once it had an iron roof and some sort of render on the inside walls.

This old church stands on private land, however you can visit it but you must close the gate and not venture onto the rest of the property.

On the other side of the gate stands the cemetery.
I find old cemetery's to be so interesting. Old headstones, family plots with generations of family buried along side each other. I have found a lot of the early graves are mostly children. Some times they say how they died, and they nearly always put exactly how old they were, like 10 years and 4 months. And husbands usually died a long time before their wives.

Happy Adventures Nicole, Andrew & Sally Girl

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