St. Andrews Church, Bolam ~ September 2017

Last week I posted about mine and Sophie’s trip to Bolam Lake, and for regular followers you’ll know that in the afternoon the clouds came over and we decided to visit St.Andrews Church, which is only around the corner and a minute or so away from the lake. In spite of that, and in spite of having been there before, I managed to not find it and got lost for 1/2 an hour. I’m blaming the sat-nav for confusing me!  Anyway eventually we got there and took a few pictures. The church is ancient, a grade I listed building, and…

Mount Grace priory ~ part 3

Today we’ll have a look at bits and bobs around the grounds of the priory. The Inner court was occupied on 3 sides by service buildings. This is where they baked bread and brewed beer. The Gatehouse is the oldest building in the Inner Court built in about 1400, the gates though are modern.  It did have an upper storey but that was dismantled during renovations to the guest house next to it. There is a beauty of a Yew tree (think it’s a Yew) in the Inner Court.. and I could walk right inside it In the North East Corner of…

The Sunday fraggle report~ Prudhoe Castle

Yesterday I went out with my friends Sophie & Mike to visit Prudhoe Castle in Northumberland.  Sophie, Mike and I came together through Flickr back in 2011, and now and then we get together at a weekend and go visit somewhere interesting with our camera’s.  Sophie is a doctor of psychology and teaches at a University, and Mike is doing a degree in photography.  Yesterday we got together and went to Prudhoe Castle, a scheduled ancient monument and grade 1 listed building near the River Tyne in Northumberland. It has a long history, starting out as a a Norman Motte and baily, built…