Bitter chill it was


and still is.  Only a brief walk today round this ancient village:    (click in to photo for the gallery)

And then back for another attack on the garden, painfully aware of the gap between gardening gloves and sleeves, and extremities which wouldn’t warm up even when digging.

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  1. the monument is a former cross – possibly a preaching cross either there or nearby – a marker for secial celebrations when churches were too smal. post reformation they were often smashed up, reused or some eventually converted to war memorials. might also have been a market cross, same result.

    • Yes, I’ve done my reading now and it is the base of a mediaeval cross with something eighteenth century stuck on top to tidy it up. Apparently the church has been regularly struck by lightning as a result of being on its hill, so maybe the cross was collateral damage rather than reformers… 🙂

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