Saturday, March 19, 2011

Essex photos - one Saturday;

A glorious day, and we decide to go to Chipping Ongar, the old Greensted Saxon church is about a mile away from the town and this is where we are heading for..... but first Chipping Ongar and its church of St.Martin.  Many years ago I lived round here in a little village called Fyfield in a rented cottage, incredibly cold, it once got cut off from the rest of the world by snow.
Chipping Ongar high Street

St.Martins church, which is early Norman and has Roman tiles in the older part


Hidden corners of churches always reveal violets at this time of year


lane up to the church


Greenstead church with crusader's (12th C) grave in front


Tidy rows of prayer books in the boxed pews at Greensted

Violets again, mostly white


The Viper pub, set in woodland this is a popular place for walkers and dogs

Greensted church

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