As I had breakfast the sun shone but it didn't last.
I went to Tyntesfield. Tyntesfield is the last big National Trust acquisition and it doesn't yet have that National Trust corporate feel. There was a big appeal for funds around 2002. Not all of the house is open yet but what is worth a visit. The Butterfield Chapel alone is worth the entrance. As years go by it will definitely be worth another visit. The guides are VERY enthusiastic.
So after an enjoyable visit I went back to 625 St Michael's Duntisbourne Rouse. It is a Saxon Foundation and quite isolated.
Anyway OC said she is enjoying the stained glass. So as I was close by I popped into St John's Fairford. It is a wonderful building BUT what it is famed for is its stained glass. The glass is acredited to Barnard Flower who worked at Westminster Abbey and King's College Chapel. I think its the only parish church to retain ALL its original glass.
Undoubtedly the finest window is the West Window depicting The Last Judgement.
Oh do we have a church cat?