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.
by Helen Hooker December. 03, 2014 4354 views