On Thursday we had booked an afternoon visit for the boiler service and gas safety check perhaps not the best of ideas as we couldn't go out although B is always happy to stay put and garden and relax. It was 3.15 pm by the time the engineers had been and left so too late to go far so I just popped up the lane to Hatfield for a meander.
I've fallen in love with this cottage in the village. It is just gorgeous.
There are other lovely houses in the village but to be honest as it isn't what you would call a "tourist" village I felt conspicuous taking pictures of more cottages.
Then a wander round St Leonard's churchyard
St Leonard's has a 11th century nave which may even have been built pre-Conquest. It was extended west in the 14th century and the chancel may have been rebuilt then.
I didn't go inside on this visit but I did earlier this year so if you would like to see the interior please see Interior St Leonard's Church
I hope the link works ok as last time the link took you first to the current post I think!
The open timber west porch is partly 14th century.
Quoins! I've missed these I think on previous visits!!!
Early Norman doorway with a lintel of 3 large joggled stones. The tympanum shows Opus reticulatum (square stones set diagonally).
The front of the church is neat and tidy but south of the church the churchyard has longer grass and wild flowers although a bit past its best now.
I've missed this yew before - there was a sign saying it was planted for the Millennium.
The bell turret may be medieval and it was weather boarded in 1903.
Blocked south door
Fox and Cubs - I love this flower and have collected seeds in the past to sow at home but without success.
The final two posts on this trip will be about Berrington Hall.
I hope everyone is staying safe and well.
All photos taken by me with the Panasonic Lumix FZ330 bridge camera. (I don't particularly rate most of my photos but if anyone wishes to use any I would appreciate an email first. Thank you).
Reference: Pevsner Buildings of England Herefordshire. Yale University 2017 by Nikolaus Pevsner and Alan Brookes.