|At last some cows and their young|
The photos will do the work, it was a very hot day in Essex. The church a million miles away from what we hear on the news, slumbering quietly in a backwater. We met a man on the path with a long pole with a brush on the end, what was he doing? sweeping the cobwebs from inside the church - what else!
|Large empty sheds, typical Essex farm, wheat, oil seed rape and beet are the main crops, with beans and corn on a lesser scale.|
|The lane down to the church|
|The 'Saxon' type porch, the reused wood is very old|
|There is a beautiful clear simplicity of white walls tinged with the green of the glass, ends of the pews are linen fold|
|Strange relief work above altar|
|Strong buttress of Roman tiles and brick|
|Ripening wheat, the view down the valley from the church. Somewhere a Roman villa maybe..|
Apparently there is also 'Coggeshall' brick in the fabric of the church, reading up about this, and bricks were first made in Coggeshall for the abbey probably in Matilda and Stephen's time in the 12th century....