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Pic scam - Poughill, Cornwall 
19th-Aug-2008 06:09 pm
Adventure before dementia
I know that I asked you for ideas as to what I could take pictures of - and be assured that I have taken some ppictures, but want to take some more.  So, I have neither forgotton, nor abandoned the idea.  If anyone else on my f-list wants to suggest something I can photograph - do go ahead!

Anyway - This afternoon I took the camera out to the village of Poughill (pronounced Poffill), which is now part of Bude.

As you can see by the pictures, it is old, and actually has the oldest list of vicars in the county - dating back to 1269.


I love this house - you don't get such a good picture of it as I used to whae I used to ride past it!

This property was built in 1525.

Poughill Church - The tower is 14th century.

Part of the churchyard.

These stone pillars are of Caen stone and are 14th century.

The oak carved bench ends date from the time of Henry VIII (1485 - 1509), and are mostly carved with scenes of Our Lord's Passion.

This is part of one of 2 wall paintings that were done in 1470 and restorded in 1898.  They are of St. Christopher (although the Church is actually dedicated to St. Olaf)- and I love that the mermaid is swimming between his legs ... complete with mirror!!!!!

Hope you liked my short trip round Poughill.

19th-Aug-2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow. Those pictures are incredible. I love the old houses with thatch, and the tower and cemetery. Thank you so much for sharing!
19th-Aug-2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
I used to ride along that rode most days - and went to the Church for a few years, so it was fun to go and take the pictures.
19th-Aug-2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
That looks like such a wonderfully picturesque place. Great photos.
19th-Aug-2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks - I used to ride here, and for a few years attended the Church - so it is great to share.
19th-Aug-2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
Since you're not in the b7friday community, I thought you might like this fic that I posted today: Losing a Few

Edited at 2008-08-19 10:01 pm (UTC)
20th-Aug-2008 06:55 am (UTC)
Thanks for the link, Kal. I shall "fly" over and see!
19th-Aug-2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
I love old villages. It's such a shame when the road is so close to the buildings though. Must be noisy for the inhabitants! :) Love the painting!
19th-Aug-2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
Yes, I used to ride down here, and when there was no traffic, it was idyllic.

I have a friend who lives in one of the houses I pictured, and like everywhere, you get used to the noise. It isn't sign-posted as a route, but during the summer (sadly) we all use it to avoid Bude town entre.
19th-Aug-2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
Very impressive! I totally like the church and the grave yard...and the house on the 3rd pic is sooo Rosamunde Pilcher-like!! LOL
But tell me please, what are those blue things you can see between the benches? It looks so funny!

Thanks for sharing and keep on taking pictures!

19th-Aug-2008 06:27 pm (UTC)

Kneeling cushions for prayer

the wooden floors are murder on the knees
19th-Aug-2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I want that too! We have to kneel on wooden footbenches....so not fair!
Thanks for the info!!
19th-Aug-2008 06:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks Deb ... I attended this Church for a few years - and the seats are the real problem ... not designed for falling asleep during the sermon!!
19th-Aug-2008 06:49 pm (UTC)
Glad another Deb was able to help with your question ... LOL

I attended this Church for a few years - and the seats are the real problem ... not designed for falling asleep during the sermon!!
19th-Aug-2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
I´m glad about that too...Deborahs must be nice persons anyway!

Lovely church - and I guess that´s why they are designed that way...lol
but we even don´t have those comfi pillows...sad but true! Never seen anything like it before..
19th-Aug-2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
I love the wall paintings and bench ends!

Edited at 2008-08-19 06:27 pm (UTC)
19th-Aug-2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
The bench ends are amazing - all of them are slightly different.

The overall pictures are great, but hard to get a decent picture of, but that mermaid just cracks me up.
19th-Aug-2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing these!
I liked the carved benches. BTW, does nobody complain that the stone pillars are so askew?
19th-Aug-2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
I suppose as they have been there 600 years no one bothers as to the angle ... or maybe it's me standing wrong (LOL).

The carved benches are amazing - all are slightly different, but all spectacular.
19th-Aug-2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
So beautifully British. And I thought Cornwall was quite lovely, as was the food.
19th-Aug-2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
I do love being English - have always enjoyed my heritage. Now having friends around the world it is fun to remind myself of the beauty around me.
19th-Aug-2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous church.

I'm surprised that the rumbling of traffic hasn't caused those homes to start to crack.
20th-Aug-2008 06:54 am (UTC)
It is a beautiful place.

A lot of these houses are either built of stone of of cobb ... therefore very thick.
19th-Aug-2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
Great pictures!
20th-Aug-2008 06:53 am (UTC)
20th-Aug-2008 04:43 am (UTC)
Great pics!
The church is gorgeous, the bench ends are amazing and I love the mermaid!!
20th-Aug-2008 06:53 am (UTC)

The mermaid is great - both having such in a Church - especially between a Saint's legs!!
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22nd-Aug-2008 06:40 am (UTC)
Those pew ends are amazing ... but still uncomfortable to sit on ... LOL

It is a stunning village, and a beautiful Church.
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