Tuesday, 16 June 2015

St Giles Church & Gateway

Chesterton, Warwickshire
Gateway designed by Inigo Jones around 1632.

St. Giles Church is about 30 minutes from Coventry (by car) in the small
Village of Chesterton - not far from Chesterton Windmill.

Some parts of the church date back to the 12th Century.
If you scroll down to 'Church' in the link - HERE, there is
more detailed information.  

The gateway (below) to the north of the church seems to frame the countryside beyond.
It would have led to a nearby manor house (demolished in 1802).

Participating in Our World Tuesday


Kate said...

The brick and stonework look very sturdy. You should add this on "good fences" meme on Fridays! The entire environment appears peaceful, quiet and serene.

William Kendall said...

A pretty gate, and that church is a beauty.

Lowell said...

Iconic olde England! What a beauty and what a beautiful countryside. I love that shot with the gravestones! 12th century? Wow!

cieldequimper said...

So quintessentially English! Lovely!

Jack said...

The whole scene looks pretty solid and substantial, not high on embellishment.

Stephanie said...

Wow! Love that first shot of the archway and iron gate.

Sharon Anck said...

Lots of history and lots of beauty too!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How very amazing that this gate has been standing there for so long Lauren, lets hope for much longer still.

Linda said...

Such an interesting place!