Tag Archives: Norman architecture

Notes from a small dog: IndieAni Bones and the squeaky hobbit

It was the day they took me looking for the Ent and the Thunder Stone… they’d promised me three sites and they only ended up finding two. That’s all well and good, ‘cause it means we’ll have to trot back … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XXXVIII: Toeing the line

One of our main aims in taking the Cornwall trip, quite apart from the sheer beauty of the place and the fact that it is strewn with more ancient and sacred places than you could visit in a lifetime, had … Continue reading

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Kniveton – The little church that smiled

On my last trip north, I took a different route, and that is always an adventure. With never enough time to take side-trips and explore, I can never resist when something just drops in my path, so when, after three … Continue reading

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The church with the castle

After leaving Somerton church. we felt obliged to stop for a drink and absorb what we had seen. Some of the symbolism will be being mulled over for some time. but on a hot summer’s day, there is no better … Continue reading

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A country church

For once, I had managed to leave in good time for my trip north. Had I been feeling well, I would have stopped at a cathedral I’ve been meaning to visit, but as I was still feeling decidedly weird, I … Continue reading

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Going west – the Kilpeck corbels

The bellcote reminded me of the first church we had visited, where our adventures had begun, though this one is a 19thC addition, carved and decorated in keeping with the rest of the building; restorations have been gentle here. But … Continue reading

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Going west – an extraordinary place

“What are those? ” The bumps in the fields as we drove down the narrow lane looked suspiciously like the remnants of early occupation. “They look like earthworks…” It would make sense, the little church we were heading for was … Continue reading

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Where were we? The human face of history…

The Domesday Book, completed by order of William the Conqueror in 1086, is a manuscript record of the landholdings of much of England and parts of Wales. It is to this document that we owe so much, preserving a detailed … Continue reading

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Where were we? The green chapel…

The interior of St Michael’s and All Angels in Stewkley hasn’t changed very much in the 850 years since it was built. It hasn’t changed much since Geoffrey Chaucer, author of the Canterbury Tales, visited when staying with his son … Continue reading

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Where were we? Norman stone and red wine…

Two glasses of red wine appeared out of nowhere and were placed on the table by the inglenook. “You’ve nursed those long enough, ladies,” said the landlord, removing the long-empty coffee cups. We looked at the wine in some confusion, … Continue reading

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