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Apley Pool

Apley Woods

Apley Woods

Apley Woods

Apley Woods

No Comments CherryPie on Feb 25th 2021

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

4 Comments CherryPie on Feb 24th 2021

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

4 Comments CherryPie on Feb 23rd 2021

A perfect day for an afternoon walk from my doorstep…

Lockdown Hair

A New Pathway from Home

Chapel of Rest

Chapel of Rest

Leegomery Pools

Shadow & LIght

Homeward Bound

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 22nd 2021

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things are connected.

Chief Seattle

Etna from Taormina

4 Comments CherryPie on Feb 21st 2021

Berkeley Castle Walled Garden

Berkeley Castle Walled Garden

Berkeley Castle Walled Garden

Berkeley Castle Walled Garden

Berkeley Castle Walled Garden

6 Comments CherryPie on Feb 20th 2021

Farleigh Hungerford Chapel

The chapel of St Leonard stands in the outer court. It was built as the parish church by Sir Thomas Hungerford between about 1370 and 1383. The small north chapel (dedicated to St Anne) was added in about 1400 to house his tomb.

It became the castle chapel in the 1440s and was further altered in the 16th and 17th centuries. In the 19th century it was used to display the collection of armour and ‘curiosities’ of Colonel John Houlton, then the castle’s owner.

The interior is notable for its many Hungerford family monuments and its wall-paintings. The principal monuments are those of Sir Thomas and his second wife, Lady Joan, with their effigies, which still retain traces of original paintwork and are surrounded by fine later medieval wrought-iron railings; and the lavish 17th-century marble monument to Sir Edward Hungerford III and his wife, Lady Margaret.

Probably between 1658 and 1665, Lady Margaret transformed the north chapel into a shrine for this monument. She added new windows, chequered marble paving, elaborate wrought-iron gates, and an extraordinary scheme of wall- and ceiling paintings, representing a paradise copiously bedecked with Hungerford family heraldry.

The east end of the main chapel displays the remains of earlier wall-paintings, including a nearly life-sized depiction of St George, probably commissioned in the 1440s by Walter, 1st Lord Hungerford.

Farleigh Hungerford Chapel

Farleigh Hungerford Chapel

Farleigh Hungerford Chapel

Farleigh Hungerford Chapel

Farleigh Hungerford Chapel

Farleigh Hungerford Chapel

Farleigh Hungerford Chapel

Farleigh Hungerford Chapel

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 19th 2021

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