The church is called St James and is situated in a valley called Bix Bottom about a mile or so from Bix Village. The church is an old Norman one and you can still see the Norman Lancet Windows. When seeing it first I wondered why it was so far away from the village but on reading up it was situated in a village called Bix Brand the village at the top of the hill being called Bix Gibwyn. I think Bix Brand must have dwindled as they built a new church with the same name in Bix at the top of the hill in 1874. The church in Bix Bottom was abandoned in 1875 since then it has gradually deteriorated to the state it is now. In 1975 it was used in a horror film called Blood on Satan's Claw, If you look on YouTube you can find the Video
The church as you get nearer to it still retaining it's Norman Look.
Got to admit I was very surprised to see a couple of graves here and there is writing on them which I need to try and make out what is said on them.
This is what the inside looks like. I would love to have seen it when it was in use.
This and be seen Various scenes from the film.
The small window I presume is the lancet one the lager on the right is the chancel window.
To the left you can see what passes as the chancel arch and on the right is the entrance doorway which s missing the keystone and has a huge crack running upwards
Viewed from the outside the building is covered in ivy which is slowly braking it apart.
This is looking at the church from the far corner of what I presume was the churchyard.
The south side showing the ivy clutching the walls.
The new St James church in Bix which I still have to view the inside of.
From the north east side of the church yard, many of the graves dating back to when it opened in 1874.
All these grave are from the Perrin Family and the smaller headstones had matching initials on them
Another set of graves which belong to a different family called Froud. Below is a map of where you can find Old St James
If your out for a walk round the area it is worth stopping off to look at but you will find a warning notice nearby telling you to say clear because the structure is unsafe something which you can see in the photos. How long before more of the building comes down is hard to say but the ivy is not helping and the winters will not help either. Hope you have enjoyed my blog.