Day 3 – Neighbourhood03 Mar in The Cottage | Comments (0)
Today’s topic for March Photo a Day is Neighbourhood.
I could tell you that what makes our little English village special is the beautiful flint and thatch cottages. Or the wonderful views, when you walk through the fields that surround us. Or, the people who have made us feel so welcome here. But I think what makes our village special is the ancient church that stands at it’s centre. A beautiful flint building, which dates back to the 11th Century.
I don’t think it matters if you are religious or not, or whether you attend church in the Blessed Mary or not, I think everyone who lives here appreciates this wonderful building. We do go to church, my family sing in the choir and I never ever want to miss the carol service that takes place every year, which for me means the start of Christmas, so when I think of my neighbourhood, this church is what I think of.
Blessed Mary is mentioned in the Domesday Survey records, the stained glass is mostly Victorian but there is a small window, high above the altar, which is medieval and Cromwell’s soldiers stabled their horses in the building during the civil war in 1642.
I love this sense of history that you can’t help being aware of.
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