Avening

Gloucestershire

10th April 2015                                                    Photos by Hetty

Map of walk  3 miles, 2 hours total

We did walk 6 from a leaflet “7 walks around Avening”.

Avening manor was once owned by William I (the conqueror)

We started in the High St, and found an interesting doorS1055653 copy S1055655 copy

Avening’s Holy Cross Church was dedicated in 1080. William I’s wife, Matilda, had it rebuilt. The tower is Norman, with an extra storey added late 14th century.S1055664 copy

Norman arch and pillarsS1055656 copy

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Part of the Norman font in the wall S1055659 copy

Norman nave with 14th century timber roof, Norman aisle on left

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The chancel has a stone roof, first part is Norman,and the extension is 14th century, but blends inS1055657 copy

Possibly Saxon carved stonesS1055660 copy

17th-century monuments to the Driver family, and monument to Henry Bridges (died 1615), a pirate, smuggler and highwayman.

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ForsythiaS1055668 copy

Views from the bridge over the brook

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A lovely bank of primroses in Steps LaneS1055672 copy

Through Gatcombe ParkS1055676 copy

Looking down the valley towards Nailsworth – a murky view as the air quality was poorS1055679 copy

The Tingle Stone long barrow  S1055684 copy

Minchinhampton new golf course clubhouseS1055685 copy

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back in AveningS1055690 copy

An old millS1055693 copy

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