Thursday, 24 August 2017

Hidden Henley

A YEAR ago I shared with you a favourite Hidden Henley subject that was undergoing renovation.

A YEAR ago I shared with you a favourite Hidden Henley subject that was undergoing renovation. My picture shows the fine result of this Lottery-funded work.

The “old” St James’s Church in the former settlement of Bix Brand has become delapidated since it was abandoned in 1874.

It was one of the smallest churches in the area and dates back to the Norman period, built on a Saxon site. Although hidden in the undergrowth, there are still a couple of graves here and the area remains consecrated ground.

Now the church walls have been reinforced and the window apertures made safe, so this special place should continue to surprise visiting walkers for many years to come.



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