Buckland and Wormington

16 January 2004

 

 

Whenever Helen visits, we try to show her something of the locality – usually a church or two – and this time was no exception.

 

We arrived at Wormington unintentionally, having set out for Dumbleton, but taking a wrong turning.  But we found much of interest, and Dumbleton will wait for another day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Katharine’s church, Wormington

 

 

 

Teresa reads a lesson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An ancient cross, believed to be Saxon

 

 

Norman pillars survive on the south side of the nave

 

 

We finished the morning by revisiting Buckland – which Roger saw for the first time last November, when Teresa’s eyes were on the mend and we were getting out again

 

 

 

The tower of St Michael’s at Buckland, with gargoyles on each corner

 

 

 

The mazer, a chalice of maple-wood and silver.  Once common, relatively few mazers survive, presumably because of the wooden construction

 

 

 

Helen enjoying the sun at Buckland

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buckland lies just south of Broadway, and we rounded off the morning by having a pub lunch there

 

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