After our lunch we took a walk down Church Street to the medieval Sheepwash Bridge. It was built where a ford crossed the River Wye. The water flows strongly here and the ducks seemed to be gliding along on the current under the bridge. There were several large brown trout resting amongst the water weed or swimming in the clear shallows.
There's a walled sheep pen by the side of the bridge where the sheep were enclosed for washing before their wool was shorn. Looking across the river you can see Holy Trinity Church and this beautiful old house with riverside gardens, also near the packhorse bridge, is a restaurant.
The medieval tithe barn
Holy Trinity Church has some interesting features. Outside you can see the black painted Victorian gas lamp post which lit the main path through the churchyard.
The font which stands beneath the church tower has a dragon on the shaft with its head on one side and its tail on the other.
The lectern which can be turned upon its base has a symbol of the Trinity carved on it.
Hanging in an aisle are four garlands built on rush frames (protected by plastic covers).
We were particularly interested to see this pottery dish with an Italian connection and an uplifting wall hanging of the Tree of Life in the River of the Water of Life.