Sunday, 15 January 2012

Great Budworth............................................. a lovely old English village

I had a lovely walk today... a frosty morning... clear skies and bright sunshine.

I live less than five miles from the archetypal English village of Great Budworth.

The church...St Mary and All Saints can be seen from miles away as the village sits on a ridge.
The oldest part of the present church dates from the 14th century the rest from the 15th/16th centuries.
 This well at the bottom of the High Street used to be the only water supply to the village...
...you can just see the water catching the sunlight.

Alongside is a trough for watering horses.

As I walked up the hill into Great Budworth this lovely old street lamp was still shining.
The bulb was a modern energy saving one... made me laugh as it was mid day and bright sunshine.

The Post Office.

The village still has a lovely old red phone and post box.

 The village pub The George and Dragon is just across the road from the church.


 This pretty little cottage on the High Street.was built in 1706.

 Jam and eggs for sale... just knock on the door and ask.

The Churchyard was so peaceful in the winter sunshine.
It was a lovely walk and I took hundreds of images... so expect to see some more.

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39 comments:

DawnTreader said...

What a charming village! And I always loved your red phone booths and post boxes!

Gary said...

Beautiful Andrew!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

That is proper olde english country village-esque. Very nice

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TexWisGirl said...

that church is just so COOL!!!

did you buy any eggs or jam? :)

Carole Meisenhelter said...

you have the history happening right close by Andrew; how wonderful. That's what we miss here in Australia, those century-old constructions with such great character. Glad you got out there amongst it all on a crispy morn'. Many might've chosen a cosy bed, but look what you achieved, lovely photos to share around the world.

dr momi said...

Loved going on the walk with you! I love that antenna on that old cottage (just like the energy-saving bulb in the light post :-)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Delightful Andrew. So beautifully old and English.

Nature in the Burbs said...

Nice! Thanks for letting me take a little vacation without leaving my home.

Roberto Machado Alves said...

Great shots. Thanks for visiting.

Roberto, Rio de Janeiro

Joop Zand said...

These pictures are very good...and the light and compositions are great.

greetings, Joop

The Glebe Blog said...

What a wonderful place, looks more like a Cotswold's village than a northern one.I always forget though, that Cheshire was a principality and that Chester was mentioned in the Domesday Book.Very historic.

Arija said...

You certainly took beautiful photos of this iconic English village. The clear air and perfect light helped too. Love the standing stones of the churchyard with the shadow play and golden light. Look forward to more.

Gemma Wiseman said...

An enchanting little old village! What interesting, delightful shots in the morning sunshine! I was particularly fascinated by the structure sheltering the old well!

grammie g said...

HI Andrew...Lovely old village with the modern energy saving bulbs..; }
I love the well house so quaint..glad to see your geting some nice suuny days enjoy!!
Grace
Do you get a chance to check out my daughters blog ..she has a lovely coastal one today..adventureswithrenee!!
Gracexx

Frank said...

Thanks for sharing this delightful village .... a lovely walk back in time Andrew.

Eva Ason said...

Lovely photos Andrew :) I love the one of the old cottage. Eva

eileeninmd said...

Andrew, thanks for sharing this lovely village. Very scenic and beautiful photos!

Dave said...

Your history is amazing! I'm impressed when I see a 100 year old home here...

Trevor said...

Great images....a super looking village.

-Trevor

Kelly said...

I can't imagine living within walking distance of a place like this! I loved all the tour, but especially like the last shot of the cemetery. Beautiful!

Dave said...

What a lovely start to your day Andrew... crisp frosty morning in a lovely part of the world. We take our history for granted and with so much on our doorstep too.

Only a few weeks ago I walked around the ruins of a bronze age settlement...amazing.

Great post mate with some lovely and well composed images

CameraCruise said...

Great photos from this beautiful, old village.
Thanks for sharing.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I was thinking just how everything is so old in England and then thought maybe I best not mention it. I then went and counted you using "old" or a variation of it 5 times in this post so I guess it is safe to say. Been around for a long time eh?

Tammy said...

I love this architecture...and the old red phone booth too, but what really caught my eye was your new header :-)

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Wonderful images, Andrew. I look forward to seeing more.
Thanks for sharing these!

Chatty Crone said...

Five miles and all that history lays at your feet. Amazing the beauty that surrounds you. I don't think we have any more phone booths here! sandie

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

These pics just make my heart sing.

NicoleB said...

You have so many fascinating places there!
I am a tiny bit envious :D
Wonderful photos!

Ruby said...

very charming village and I love all the pictures.

cieldequimper said...

So when are they beginning to film some Thomas Hardy or Jane Austen? :-)

BlueShell said...

It is hard to resist coming and seeing the wonderful pictures that you share with us…
Thanks, Drew!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Fantastic virtual tour... so quaint & lovely place! =)

Fábio Martins said...

Fantastic set again :)

JM said...

I love every shot! Great post, Andrew.

Genie said...

Andrew...How I slipped up and did not have you in my sidebar or as a follower I do not know, but it is a done deal now. Oh, the pubs. They are heavenly...even when the children and the dogs come in with the family....and the music. I love playing my fiddle music. Love the signage. It is so true to your country. Now... #1I have a question....what are the little cylinder thingies coming out of the chimneys. Is it something for a chimney sweeper or what. #2 Request 1 - Take a series of photos of clocks which appear everywhere in the towns #2 Do a series just of pub signage #2 If you ever have a chance to have your camera when a group of old-timers are playing music, please that the shot for me. Do not guess you can tell how much I miss your country. Thank you for always brightening my day and putting a smile on my face. If ever you and your family are in the states you MUST come to Lexington so we can all meet. genie

heyBJK said...

Beautiful structures and architecture! Those are great photo subjects and you did a wonderful job!

joo said...

What a lovely collection of images!

NixBlog said...

Love the shots of the lamp and the inn sign!

Anonymous said...

the eggs are the freshest Ive ever had! try the jams especially the blackberry if there is any left