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Mottisfont derives its name from a spring:

Fertile land and a plentiful water supply attracted the first settlers. The site’s name comes from a spring (“font”) that is still producing water in the grounds. It was the font around which the local community held its moots or meetings. An Augustinian priory was founded here in 1201 [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on May 29th 2019

…on Easter Sunday

The Church of St Swithun upon Kingsgate has been a place of worship for more than 750 years. The church, built in the middle ages is located above the medieval Kingsgate, one of the principle entrances to the city. The church is unusual in that it forms part of the city wall.
From Wikipedia:

The [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on May 26th 2019

After we had eaten breakfast we set off in the beautiful sunshine to Mottisfont, a former priory turned country house. We were amongst of the first people to arrive which meant that we were able to walk around the garden and grounds before it got busy. The walled garden is delightful, although it was a [...]

20 Comments CherryPie on May 1st 2019

A miracle happened, after picking up my mum, we actually set off on our journey to Winchester on time!  The SatNav was programmed for the Eco route and we were taken through some lovely leafy lanes where the glorious sunshine highlighted the green leaves and pink blossoms. We stopped off for lunch at the Garden [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Apr 30th 2019

The stained glass in the Chapel at The Vyne is the finest in the National Trust’s care and considered to be among the most beautiful 16th-century glass in Europe. It features King Henry VIII, who visited The Vyne several times, as well as his sister Margaret and first wife Catherine of Aragon, together with their [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Oct 31st 2016

Above all, let us never forget that an act of goodness is in itself an act of happiness. It is the flower of a long inner life of joy and contentment; it tells of peaceful hours and days on the sunniest heights of our soul.
Count Maurice Maeterlinck

8 Comments CherryPie on Oct 23rd 2016

The Church of St Swithun upon Kingsgate has been a place of worship for more than 750 years. The church, built in the middle ages is located above the medieval Kingsgate, one of the principle entrances to the city. The church is unusual in that it forms part of the city wall.
From Wikipedia:

The first mention [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 15th 2014

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