Now there is history for you. The location where this church stands is where baptisms have been carried out for almost a millennium. Holy Moly!. The current building actually dates back to around the 14th century. Guess who all worshipped at this church? I quote from the Church’s website.
Important visitors include John Knox, who preached his last sermon here before fleeing abroad from the wrath of Queen Mary, Oliver Cromwell, who parked his wife for safe keeping at Woodrow High House, just outside the town, Richard Baxter, the Puritan Divine who described a 'disputation' with Parliamentary soldiers during the Civil War, and William Penn, walked over from Penn Village to court his second wife Guilemina Springett, then resident at a farmhouse in the town, before going off with her to found Pennsylvania!
The river (if one can call it so) banks are built up of brick and have these little niches with flower pots. very interesting idea. On the right, you can see the iron staples which hold the brickwork in.
Two trees which have been topiaries to an inch of their lives, lol
More masonry heads and gargoyles.
I seem to find a bloody pigeon on top of the cross on top of the roof on every church. Poxy flying rats…
An iron gravestone. You usually don't find them…people prefer stone. That’s curious, why wouldn't they have metal? or even plastic? that’s much longer lasting than stone, no? I searched for this and found that some people are indeed considering plastic gravestones as a great way to recycle plastic. I like this idea.
I finish the church and then move into the remembrance garden.