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 door
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.
Norman arch and pillars
Part of the Norman font in the wall
Norman nave with 14th century timber roof, Norman aisle on left
The chancel has a stone roof, first part is Norman,and the extension is 14th century, but blends in
Possibly Saxon carved stones
17th-century monuments to the Driver family, and monument to Henry Bridges (died 1615), a pirate, smuggler and highwayman.
Views from the bridge over the brook
A lovely bank of primroses in Steps Lane
Through Gatcombe Park
Looking down the valley towards Nailsworth – a murky view as the air quality was poor
The Tingle Stone long barrow
Minchinhampton new golf course clubhouse
back in Avening
An old mill
Click here for Avening to Cherington Walk
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