Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Little Baddow

The Church at Little Baddow

House opposite the church

Stone foundation, flint, coursed black puddingstone, and roman brick

Reused Saxon stone, seems to be part of a cross stone

Although I have no history to write about on Little Baddow church, apart from the fact that it shows all the building material that one comes to expect in these churches, prehistoric stone?, Roman and Saxon in the Norman rebuilding. One thing did stand out about the house opposite the church.

First of all its crooked beams, silvered oak, and its strong deep pink colour, it was only when I was sitting in the car that I realised where this particular colour had come from. It was the two magnificient horse chestnuts out in full dark pink blossom, situated in the church car park next to the house, exactly the same colour as the house. A clever eye had managed to match the shades! Horse chestnut to the left of the photo.


  1. I love that pink house, it must be fascinating inside, full of all sorts of nooks and crannies.

  2. Yes spiders nestling in the corners, think it was called The Hall. I am continually amazed at the houses in Essex, and I'm sure Suffolk as well how the attention to detail is so lovingly kept.