Let’s analyse this language. The words wool and church are both nouns and when they’re put together like this, they operate as a compound noun. In this case - wool church - wool acts as a kind of adjective; in fact it’s giving more information about the church. So, if we ask the question: What kind of church? we get the answer from the first noun wool – it’s a wool church. Similarly, a pit village is a small English village that was built around a coal mine (a pit is another word for coal mine). And a steel town is a town where steel production is (or was) a major industry. An example of this is Sheffield, it’s in the North of England, and it’s a well-known steel town.
Now there are quite a few compound nouns that work like this, where the first noun gives more information about the second one. Here are some of them:
If you see them written down, you’ll find that some of them are written as two words, and some of them are written as one. And you need to use a good learner dictionary to find out which way you have to write these words.
Thanks very much for your question, Restyam – I do hope you’re able to visit a wool church some day!