Wednesday, 2 March 2011

More images from Hooton Pagnell

You know I can't resist "Estate Green" paint!



I can't believe that there are so many brilliant but empty outbuildings - I see teeny tiny craft emporiums!








This would look perfect in my garden.


We had a wander around the church yard. I know its weird, but we find churchyards really interesting places.





I am always thrilled to find natures sculptures.



As you can see, the sun did shine briefly.




Whilst I am not overly "religious", I am a believer. Its quite often the church goers that put me off going to church on a regular basis (but that's another story). I always find Jesus on the Crucifix a very powerful image.


The family who own the land and village are called "Warde". We found plenty of their gravestones.



24 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I am also not a church goer but I am fascinated by churches as you have probably noticed on my posts.. Great set of photos here. Diane xx

Jill said...

Why are old churchyards so fascinating? You can't help but stop and try to read the sentiments on the gravestones can you.
Love the photo of the twisted vine/branches on the church wall.
xx

Jo said...

Those outbuildings would make fantastic little craft shops. I too love looking round churchyards, I find gravestones and inscriptions really interesting. I dread to think what that says about me.

Bee happy said...

The outbuildings are fantastic I love them, if only I had acres of land with a couple of these scattered around it! :)

Have you seen the blue paint at Hardwick Hall, love it!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

summerfete said...

I love that colour!
I want that on our front door, very cornish ;)

Rosie said...

Those tumble-down out buildings are wonderful love the green gates and doors. I too love church yards and churches and love wandering around them there's so much of iterest to be found:)

diane b said...

I love those old buildings. Great shots. Natures sculpture is a good one. The church gate is interesting too.

elsy said...

parcel in post diane.....coming to sheffield saturday for open day.....can you advise best parking, route into city etc thanks x

Gilly said...

All the old bits are lovely. But its a pity that the little cottage(?) with the brown gate didn't have its roof done with slates rather than those nasty modern tiles!

Elizabethd said...

I thought for a moment that I was looking at photos of France! The old buildings are very reminiscent of old Brittany.
Thank you for visiting me. Like you, I hanker for Cornwall too, having grown up there.

periwinkle said...

You do visit the most lovely places , I quite like churchyards too and I could definately see those buildings as teeny tiny craftrooms .

Twiggy said...

I love Hooton Pagnell, Mr Twigs is from South Kirkby originally and I'm from Upton so we spent a lot of time walkig in that area. There is a nice walk just up the road from there at Frickley Country Park where the pit used to be.
Twiggy x

Lisa said...

Craft shops and tea rooms I think is a great idea.
You'll be ok for the scavneger hunt in March if you're doing it, for the peeling paint category.
Lisa x

Simone said...

Lovely to see architecture and nature side by side in the churchyard. x

Ray+Joan said...

Churchyards are not my kind of thing too spooky for me but loved the old garden bench would look good in your painted green haha.

Vintage Tea Time said...

Beautiful photos. I see they've chained the bench down, in case you decide it really would look good in your garden! Love the twisted branches. Abby x

mollygolver said...

Lovely pictures! Looks a nice place to visit.

Lyn said...

ooooh I am sure you can have that photo of peeliong paint for your March Scavenger hunt Diane! It is strange how we sometimes forget to expore what is on your doorstep.
love
Lyn
xxx

Young at Heart said...

really, nothing beats a good bench......lovely pictures, i feel like had a great walk!

Dianne said...

I love that colour green but never knew it's name "Estate Green" sounds just lovely!
The buildings have so much character and I am in love with the beautiful seat ~ you have had a wonderful visit to a beautiful area. xx

Deb said...

I can envision some of these photos framed and grouped on a wall in my guest room...love the green!!

Rowan said...

I'm definitely not a churchgoer but I find churches fascinating places as they have been the centre of village life and history for centuries. It's a shame about the delapidated buildings, they would make lovely craft workshops.

Anonymous said...

Its not strange to find old churchyards interesting. I love them, they give a sense of timelessness and peace and my mind wanders as I wonder about the lives of the people whose names are on the stones. I like old churches too!

Lee said...

Hooton Pagnell is one of my favourite places. When I lived at Thurnscoe it was only a 45 mins walk across some beautiful countryside: I still visit although I live in Doncaster. By the way, did you stay and listen to the carillon?