A stunning collection of photos were taken of St Martha’s Church in the picturesque Surrey Hills using a drone.
Oliver Dixon’s drone took the glorious snaps of the ancient place of worship surrounded by the beautiful countryside landscape and with the sun setting in the background.
The church, also known as St Martha-on-the-Hill, is a listed grade II historic building from the 12th century, and is 573ft above sea level in an area dating back to the Iron Age.
It is placed on top of the hill on the North Downs Way National Trail and is the only church in Surrey which is on the Pilgrims’ Way.
The church was rebuilt in 1848 and those associated with the landmark believe it was used to assist travellers or encourage pilgrimages to Canterbury or Winchester cathedrals.
It also featured briefly in the 1944 film A Canterbury Tale and the graveyard includes a memorial to French-born actress and singer Yvonne Arnaud, whose ashes were scattered there upon her death in 1958.
The original church, built in the 1110s, fell into ruin six hundred years later and was rebuilt to the design of Henry Woodyer.
He opted to incorporate many of the original architectural elements of the old church, including Norman arches to the main entrance.
Woodyer also decided to include zig zag moulded lancet windows on the tower.
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Kieran Jackson