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Herringfleet Church 2/5

Moving on from Somerleyton and its hall, gardens and church, nearby is the small village of Herringfleet and this delightful, and very old church.

 

As you can see from this shot looking up the short path from the road to the porch of St.Margarets, Herringfleet, some of the church has a thatched roof, and the walls either side of the gate are made with local stones, presumably from nearby beaches, set in mortar.

Herringfleet Church 2/5

Moving on from Somerleyton and its hall, gardens and church, nearby is the small village of Herringfleet and this delightful, and very old church.

 

As you can see from this shot looking up the short path from the road to the porch of St.Margarets, Herringfleet, some of the church has a thatched roof, and the walls either side of the gate are made with local stones, presumably from nearby beaches, set in mortar.

comments (21)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 2 Nov 2010, 00:09
Stone walls Thatched roof so English!! love it
Brian Walbey: Yes it is vintage, especially that part of England.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Nov 2010, 01:55
A very interesting conglomeration, Brian.
Brian Walbey: A real mix that started in Norman times Ray.
I see what you mean stone and the wall is delightful, Great series Brian. hen I opened the image straight away i said now this is very very old that roof is amazing.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Scotia, it is an interesting, and typical East Anglian, building. (BTW I am having a problem getting to the comment box on your blog at the moment so please excuse a lack of comments from me, I have enjoyed this weeks so far.)
What a sweet little church. Love the stone walls. (:o)
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely little church Rosalyn but when I show the inside later in the week you will see it needs some TLC.
The cobble wall is a treat but that thatch looks in need of some tlc!
Brian Walbey: And when i show the inside at the end of the week you will see the in side needs TLC as well Bill.
  • Chris
  • Germany
  • 2 Nov 2010, 08:10
This is definitely a poorer cousin Brian
Brian Walbey: I think it suffers from a lack of funds for maintenance Chris, it is a bit in the middle of nowehere.
I like this one Brian, and i am looking forward to the rest of these pictures.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Shaun.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 2 Nov 2010, 08:24
Those stone walls must have been so much work
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Tony, in East Anglia whole houses are built in this fashion, think how many stones one would need for that.
Why use Portland Stone when you have local beach pebbles to use. I love these churches that have a very vernacular identity.
Brian Walbey: Yes so do I Richard.
This looks very inviting. I want to walk up that path and see what its like inside.
Brian Walbey: If you look in on Thursday and Friday Sheila you will see the inside.
That roof looks amazing.
Brian Walbey: And in need of some repairs I suspect Chad.
I love the open gate, what it suggests
Brian Walbey: An open gate is always the best for shots like this Chantal, it lets one into the picture.
A Church with character and such interesting feaatures.
You certainly know where to go when it comes to fine buildings Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is a fine church Martin. I particularly like churches so always look them out whenever we go anywhere new.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Nov 2010, 14:11
a lovely picture leading the eyes and feet to the open entrance gate - a dear, old church that is still used and cared for as I see - I think og Mt. 11:28: "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine. Sadly, as you will see at the end of the week the inside is suffering a bit from wanting a spruce up but I guess funds are tight for this.
Lovely little church with thatched roof!
That's the second church I've seen with such roof.

I first saw one on Isle of Wight.
Brian Walbey: I think I've seen pictures of that Isle of Wight Church. Thanks for your comment.
I don't think I have ever seen such an old looking church, especially with the thatch roof,it feels very inviting smile
Brian Walbey: Yes I like dit alos Linda, sadly it needs some renovations outside and in.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Nov 2010, 16:30
I don't ever recall seeing a church with a thatched roof before. First the round tower and now this.
Brian Walbey: East Anglians never cease to amaze Alan.
Nice shot Brian, the open gates make it feel inviting.
Brian Walbey: I was always taught to open a gate if possible JOhn else a closed one stops one entering the picture.
That's quite an architectural mix, Brian! Nicely composed.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
what a shame the extention was not thatched as well still a nice church
Brian Walbey: I think this church was built in several stages Derek.
I've never seen a thatched roof on a church before - you are very clever at finding unusual churches Brian. Well done smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pamela, this was just down the road from Somerleyton I have featured for the last 3 weeks.

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