Exploring Coggeshall

by Helen Hooker December. 03, 2014 4354 views

I've been to Coggeshall several times since we moved to Essex, but always to visit the National Trust properties in the village. Today I returned and took a leisurely stroll around the village itself and simply photographed anything of interest that caught my eye. Coggeshall is replete with quirky old buildings, many of them decorated with elaborate wood carving or ornate pargeting [en.wikipedia.org]. However, it was inside the church that I discovered a wonderful treasure trove of decorative details. On each of the choir stalls I found a carving of a different animal or medieval musician and I could quite happily have spent the morning photographing each one. I've shared my two favourites here but I may well return with my camera and tripod on another occasion to really do them justice.

There are beautiful examples of decorative carving like this on buildings throughout Coggeshall

I can never resist a well weathered church door handle!

I love the way the sun was catching the plaque marking the entrance to a vault in the floor of the church

I can see I'll be returning to photograph the choir stall carvings again in the future - the sun was illuminating this harpist especially nicely

Who'd have thought you'd find a Dodo in Coggeshall?

More lovely detailing in brickwork and wooden carvings

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Moira 4 years, 7 months ago

Missed this beautiful set thanks for reminding us.

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Magdalena Zet 4 years, 10 months ago

Oh! Details! :D I love them!

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Kris 4 years, 10 months ago

truly great finds! i love the harpist! i also like #2, the rusty look is truly beautiful..

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 4 years, 10 months ago

Beautiful set, i like the textures in pic 2 !
Great work.

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Louise Hayes 4 years, 10 months ago

I love going on these little tours with you!

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 4 years, 10 months ago

Yes it is a beautiful place..........with the odd nice Teashop.

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 4 years, 10 months ago

Great shots, fantastic details, Helen !

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Astrid 4 years, 10 months ago

Very beautiful scenery! Love them all!

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
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