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