3 Dec 2014

A morning in Bradfield Dale



Today was a good one for taking time out to go for a drive and walk around nearby villages of Low and High Bradfield as it was cold, but dry and sunny.

Damflask Reservoir

The village green in Low Bradfield always looks lovely with
planters that are changed each season. 

The Christmas tree had been put up.



the bowling green and pavilion

Church of St. Nicholas, High Bradfield from the top of Woodfall Lane






This house was called Heaven's House. It was an inn and then used as a
registry office, vestry, school and post office.  
The 18th century Watch House - only a few examples of this type
 of building now exist in Britain. 

 the churchyard gate















View down to Agden reservoir and over to the moors.

The mound in the distance, Castle Hill, was thought to have been
a Saxon encampment.
High Bradfield was formerly known as Kirkton and the village
 probably grew uparound the church and motte and bailey castle.


16 comments:

  1. Yes, you are blessed to live in this beauty. I remember when you have visited here before and how I would love strolling there.
    The red berries and flowers in the cart are both just a delightful added touch for the season.

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    1. We have some beautiful countryside near where we live. The cart caught my eye - full of dark red chrysanthemums and there are plenty of berries around this year.

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  2. Well that's one way to keep the grass trim in the churchyard. What a beautiful area with some wonderful views. It's lovely to get some nice days and be able to get out and about, we're back to damp and dull here today.

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    1. The weather's the same here, Jo. What a contrast from yesterday!

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  3. Beautiful blue skies.... and the view from the church yard is fabulous! Jx

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    1. There are some wonderful views when you go up to the area around High Bradfield. We chose a good day - blue skies make a difference.

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  4. Lovely photos - how wonderful to have all this beauty on your doorstep. I wonder what the next few days' weather will have in store for us? There is a distinct change in the temperature today:)

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    1. It's certainly getting colder. There's expectation of a sprinkling of snow on Mam Tor in the High Peaks.

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  5. It is so picturesque, and the photos are so lovely that I feel that I am there with you. I love old churches and church yards. Thank you for the tour. xoox

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    1. It's an unspoilt area. Glad you enjoyed the short walk around the village.

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  6. I have never seen sheep in a churchyard before, they make a lovely pastoral scene though. The village is beautiful isn't it and it is lovely to see the sun shining on the stone buildings. xx

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    1. It was good to enjoy a quiet walk on a sunny day especially as the weather has been quite damp lately.

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  7. Oh my goodness- you live in a wonderfully historic and scenic area! What a treasure to see all that green with old stone walls and lovely buildings. Thanks for sharing these pics. I esp like the photos of the graveyard. It must be nice to stroll around the countryside~

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  8. Hi Linda,

    You live in a very beautiful place and I loved that you took us along on your day out - the countryside, the church and the stone walls are amazing.
    The blue sky looked lovely and that is my favourite weather when the sky is clear
    Thank you for showing us. Continued thoughts and prayers go out to your Son and Sister in law -
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  9. Lovely pictures. Just how I remember Yorkshire. The reservoir does look cold but the blue sky is beautiful. Well I guess the folk at that church are glad to have the sheep cut the grass for them!

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  10. Goodness me, that has to be a first having sheep grazing in a graveyard! How quirky! How lovely to be able to enjoy such lovely weather and scenery at this time of the year....it has been incredibly mild hasn't it.....so cheering to see those beautiful blue skies, very cheering.xxx

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