Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Gainsborough All Saints

the medieval tower

the post Civil War Classical Revival nave stuck onto it!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Gainsborough Old Hall

dating to the 15th century-this is the best preserved timber walled manor in the country

likely an older structure incorporated into the 15th century hall

the Great Hall

how to make an arch

the kitchens are just as monumental as the Great Hall

some Edwardian elegance

intact wall painting!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bottesford-St. Mary's (Lady of the Vale)

approached via a field path

2nd highest spire in Leicestershire

remnants of the earliest point

the chancel holds the monuments of the Rutland family

some 12th century bronzes