On Thursday morning a Company turned up to clean the caravan exterior and to be honest I felt a bit on show so decided to go and have a look again at nearby St Leonard's churchyard in Hatfield.
I parked opposite the church where there are spaces. Lots of wild flowers on the grass verge - Ground Ivy and Lesser Celandine.
St Leonard's Church, Hatfield (sorry not the best of photos but it was taken into the sun - there is a better picture later of the south side of the church).
St Leonard's has a 11th century nave (possibly pre-Conquest). It is partly built of tufa and was extended west in the 14th century when it is likely the chancel was rebuilt. The church was restored in 1878 and 1903.
Primroses galore in the churchyard and also daffodils.
The North doorway is Early Norman with a lintel of 3 large stones. The tympanum is "opus reticulatum" - square stones set diagonally. There is some herringbone masonry near this door but I managed to forget to take a photo!
The South wall was rebuilt in 1723 after it collapsed! The Bell Turret may be medieval but the present weatherboarding dates from 1903.
The open timber porch is partly 14th century.
The church was open and I was very tempted to go inside but to be honest I am still hesitant of going in buildings and in the end couldn't be bothered going back to the car to get a mask. I will hopefully go in one day.
When I got back the cleaners had gone! To be honest I was a bit surprised that they had only waxed the metal work as I assumed they would clean the roof and windows!!
Timothy ventured forth to relax in the picnic chair and watch the birds!
In the afternoon we went into Hereford for a brief walk round the city centre, exterior of the cathedral and a walk along the River Wye but I will leave that for the final post.
I hope everyone is staying safe and well.
All photos taken by me with the Panasonic Lumix FZ330