provides an 'armchair' tour of villages and parishes within Great
Britain. You can see photographs of the parish churches and the
villages and parishes they are located in, accompanied where possible,
with information about the parish church and location.
also provides a range of services that will be of interest to anyone
researching their family tree, or perhaps wishing to give a gift
to a budding genealogist. Click on the link, top right, to read
more about OntaWorld's services.
village/parish name and travel directions
For every village and parish we add to the constantly growing list
available, we include the meaning of its name and travel directions
suggested route to a destination is often one of many options, that
anyone using an up-to-date map could choose from. OntaWorld gives
directions from the nearest motorway (M) junction, using the major
roads (A and B routes) where possible. On minor, local roads the
signposts have to be relied on, but in general, these are of a high
OntaWorld provides details of the relevant registry offices, and
the years records are available for. This information is now widely
available from a number of sources on and off the internet, but
as OntaWorld is a site designed for genealogists, this information
is offered as a handy reference.
OntaWorld commenced amassing its photograph library in mid 2000.
All photographs on this site will date from then, unless specifically
photographers try to capture a factual record of the parish church
and the essence of its location within its specific parish and village,
with pictures of significant buildings and a flavour of the historic
residences to be seen. The photographs are intended to convey how
a location would look if you were to visit it today. It would be
hard to completely avoid the odd power line or car in a photograph,
although the photographers try to frame shots that reduce the intrusion
of such modern objects.
are always exterior shots of each church and its graveyard available.
However, access inside a church is not always possible when an OntaWorld
photographer visits a location.
The information available about each church and location is from
local research undertaken at the time of OntaWorld's visit to a
village or parish, or occasionally researched from other reputable
sources. OntaWorld provides the information in good faith, and if
anyone wishes to comment on or query the written content of this
website, please email us.
All photographs on this OntaWorld website are owned and copyrighted
by OntaWorld. Anyone wishing to use or purchase any photographs
on OntaWorld, should either email us in the first instance, or read
the OntaWorld Services page for more information.