Monday, October 20, 2014

Autumn Exploring to Penallt Old Church

 

We went on an autumnal walk from Redbrook to the tiny Penallt Old Church, a 13th Century Grade 1 listed building that turned out to be much more interesting that I first thought.

We walked in and someone had made these wonderful harvest festival displays of colourful fruit and flowers on every window ledge. Rainbows of apples, pears, berries, chinese lanterns, courgettes, sheaves of wheat, gourds and pots of the last autumn flowers.


Trying to get a picture of this treehouse in someones garden on the way up.

It started raining but it didn't matter!



The ancient parish chest (13th Century!), hewn from a single trunk of wood. What did they keep in it??



He finally wore his scarf!

The door of the porch, which was built in 1539, still bears the date carved into the door.




The view from the top.

There was a lot of industry and mining in that area, all lost now, but you see remnants everywhere, old millstones, pipes overgrown with weeds and ivy and apparently, dates carved on wall stones!

Looking up the Wye river from the old railway crossing at Redbrook.

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love harvest displays. Our church at home always had them.

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  2. These pictures are stunning! I've always wanted to visit Wales. My dad's side of the family comes from there. I think I'm going to have to make it happen.

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