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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Churches, a castle and reading in the sun.

The sun is back!

So my first church tick of the trip

766 St Mary, Withersdale Street

The church is a mile or so from the village sat next to a farm house. It's a simple farm chapel

the beauty of visiting England's churches is that everything is different.

767 ......, Wingfield

The church looks no different than many a rural church until you reach the wonderful chancel. The details on the arches hints that something special awaits. Wingfield contains tombs of the De la Pole's Dukes of Suffolk, one of which is memoriam of Elizabeth Plantagent sister of Richard III and Edward IV. Her son was for a time heir presumptive.

This is a Hudd it was used in the late 18th /early 19th century when a priest conducted a service at graveside in bad weather. Quite rare and I've never seen one.

On to Framlingham. It was home to the Howards, Dukes of Norfolk and its fine church (been before) contains their tombs as well as that of the illegitimate son of Henry VIII, he married in to the family.

Close by is the ruins of their Castle.

I then went to the picturesque Thorpeness.

The unusual building is available for holiday lets.

A few birds.

I found a nice spot for a read and soaked up the spring sunshine.


Cindy said...

Lovely photos of my stomping ground Framlingham & Thorpeness, and even more impressive when bathed in sunshine. Cindy

oldcrow61 said...

Wonderful stuff. The tombs are fantastic.

The Quacks of Life said...

thanks. The sun does help :D

Tricia Ryder said...

I missed this one the first time round DOH.. Amazing pics and the "house on stilts" really does something to the senses!! The buildings in the grounds look more like a village in miniature!

And those coal tits aren't bad either. Great post again!