Village Churches

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A sign in the village of a Cotswold village. They obviously raised alot of sheep here-and still do.

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It doesn’t seem like you see much clear stained glass in churches. I really liked the light that streamed in from this one.

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Isn’t this funny? It’s on an arch of a door from the 13th century of a church we found. Little heads of animals form the arch and the sculpture had this one holding on to the noses of the animals next to it. Wouldn’t you love to know the story behind it?

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Isn’t this sweet? It’s the tomb of a church cat that lived in the church yards for fifteen years. I can’t remember the name any more but what a sweet thing to do. It must have been some cat. There is now another cat but it was hiding as there was a dog on the premises.

7 thoughts to “Village Churches”

  1. Don’t you just love those Cotswold villages? Kirk and I spent some time in Bibury about a year ago – highlight was tea at the Bibury Court Hotel – recommend it!
    Happy travels-
    Anne

  2. Oh, that archway with the little animal heads and one holding the noses of the other two is captivating! I, too, would like to know the story behind it…such whimsy! What a great detail to notice and photograph…

  3. I have never seen anything like that archway stonework! And the gravestone for the kitty is endearing. Have a wonderful time in such a fabulous place.

  4. Fantastic archway. Old village churches have so many interesting stories. It would be fun to read them while visiting.
    Thanks again.
    I enjoy visiting you!
    Sherry

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