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All Saints, Wrabness

Wrabness

 

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High on a ridge overlooking the Stour, with a fine view of the Royal Hospital School at Holbrook on the north bank, is All Saints church.

Open. A delightful little country church, a little flint building that lost its tower in the 18th century, with the result that it has a bell cage in the churchyard. This church is open every day says the notice. The interior is very bright, the result of a 1990s restoration which gave it a wooden floor and modern chairs - the effect is a bit like that at Marks Tey, and almost as successful, although here the chancel has been left pretty much as it was after the 19th Century restoration. A sign asked visitors to make themselves a cup of tea or coffee and have a biscuit. Thoroughly welcoming, a pleasure to come to just as I was getting tired.

I stayed longer than intended, and along the narrow road back to the Harwich to Manningtree road I noticed a softness in my rear tyre - my first puncture on this bike, which I've had for nearly two years. TIme to get these Contis replaced, I fear. Stopping to pump it up, I limped on into Bradfield St Lawrence.

Simon Knott, May 2014

               

 

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