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Church : St Leonards Hartley Mauditt

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St Leonards Hartley Mauditt Church

St Mary’s Church…near us…in the style of Hockney!
Enjoy another Waldo de los Rios piece of music while reading here..but it’s only the first 75 seconds of the track, copied three times…enjoy!

In the style of David Hockney find on the link more of his art. I used the hockneyizer on this link to create my picture! http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/hockney.php In school we’ve tried the style of Hockney by taking profile pictures from two different angles. The pictures get cut and you arrange the strips/bits in a way you like it…it’s quite cool! Of course this hockneyizer makes it so much easier!

Image of Hockney’s mother

Image: calistarphotography.com

Let’s take the road! …I said on Friday…and we did! Literally! We had such a brilliant outing… we travelled on the highway south to Southampton and then took a turn-off to a bird sanctuary. We then decided to go on the small country roads and that’s where we got stuck…at this church! On the roadmap we saw that Jane Austen’s museum wasn’t too far from there and I suggested we go there! We travelled on really small roads, some  farm roads too! we even made a u-turn on one farm! hehe… Enjoy some of the pics here…and my next post is about Jane Austen…

I could make out some of the writing here…Emily Plummer and she was the wife of the Rev.

Little did we know about this name…Hartley Mauditt House…I only read the history when I found the info and had we known that before I could have looked for mrs Mauditt’s grave at the church! We wanted to push on to Jane’s house and therefore didn’t go to the Hartley Mauditt House.

About the church:

Two miles north of Oakhanger lies St Leonard’s Church, Hartley Mauditt, which having lost its village stands isolated beside the village pond.
This was essentially a manor church, built between 1100 and 1125 by one of William the Conqueror’s knights, William de Mauditt, in a clearing in the forest. He would also have built the manor house and cleared the land for growing crops and grazing his animals, and his family and servants would have worshipped in the church.
The building is a simple nave and chancel, although originally it probably would have had an apsidal east end. The porch protects a beautifully decorated Early English doorway. Inside is the 15th century font, and in the south wall is a Norman window. The chancel arch is an early Norman horseshoe arch, and the east chancel window is Early English, the same period as the present east end which replaced the apse.
Beneath the chancel is a crypt, probably the Stuart family vault, which is entered by a doorway (now bricked up) which lies behind the pulpit.
After the de Mauditt’s, the manor passed by various families to John of Gaunt and remained Crown property until 1603. The Stuart family bought the manor in 1614 and held it for many years. Their monuments, several with colourful heraldry, are in the chancel.
In 1798 the owner preferred to live in London, but his wife wished to remain in Hartley Mauditt, so he demolished the manor house, thus forcing her to follow him. She is buried in the churchyard, so her heart at least did in the end return.
The destruction of the manor meant loss of employment, and the village was abandoned. The church was restored in 1854 and 1904, the last when the bell turret was renewed. Today the church is well preserved and beautifully maintained. Source: http://www.johnowensmith.co.uk/churches/hmaudi.htm

Hartley Mauditt: St Leonard

And does the phantom coach and horses drive through Hartley Mauditt pond?
— my silent stones won’t tell.
And where have workers’ hamlet houses gathered round about me gone?
— in troubled times they fell.

So now I stand alone to stay
where lord and manor once held sway,
— a core without a shell.

See on this link….http://www.johnowensmith.co.uk/churches/churindx.htm#listmore churches in the East Hampshire district.
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I think this is brilliant! Just think how the children can keep themself busy playing chess during breaks! and you will get more children interested in the game! As you can see from these images, these stands can be placed anywhere! I think these people deserve a 10/10 for this idea. See more info on this site: http://www.ramlodi.co.za/

There is little doubt that a development plan that benefits all the parties involved, is a development plan that is bound to succeed, and Mind Sports SA believes its development plan backed by Ramlodi Outdoor Advertising can put together an exciting and dynamic programme, where everyone wins.

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) is an affiliate of the South African Confederation of Sport and Olympic Committee, and is responsible for the good governance and promotion of Historical figure games (also known as wargames), Board games (such as Diplomacy, Checkers, Draughts, Morabaraba, etc), and Computer games (whether they are played on ‘cell phones, Sony® PSP’s, personal computers or similar).

The programme is based on open-air game stands at schools, which receive a monthly payment while the game stand is sponsored, and MSSA is focussed on ensuring that the games played in an ever increasing number of schools.

The Morabaraba game stand, which has been used to develop strong mathematical skills. The programme’s official rollout has been aided by the Tshwane University of Technology, which has sponsored a number of game stands being distributed to schools, beginning at Pretoria West High, where a delighted Headmistress Rita Coetzee took delivery of the first two stands.
As soon as the stands were positioned in the quad, learners descended en masse to the game stands and began to play. Only when the bell rang signifying the end of break did the learners leave the stands.

Steven Kekana of Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) was also delighted with the response of the learners to the game stands, as the game of Morabaraba is well known to have a strong linear mathematical background, and has previously been used by Tshwane University of Technology to identify learners who have strong mathematical skills.

Additional stands will be set up at schools in Benoni, Johannesburg, Witbank, Nelspruit, Attridgeville, and Mamelodi within the month.

Source: http://gsport.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1681&Itemid=52

Images: ramlodi.co.za…IM Watu Kobese…The “Lion” of South Africa (right)


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