Saturday, 2 July 2022

St Johns Church in Scofton.

Good morning. It is Saturday. I was going to put this on last night, but I got kind of held up and didn't have time. After the dog walk I went to see my friend Angela for a natter catch up. She made us a meal so I stopped there longer than I intended to. By the time I got home my brain had turned to mush with all the talking we did. 
Every day is a fresh new start and now we have the weekend. Look at this beautiful church. I have chosen a few pics, whittled down from the dozen or so that I took. 


While I was there a man on a bicycle came along. He asked me if I had seen the carvings of an owl and a cat on each side of the door at the back. I hadn't noticed them, his mention prompted me to take a photo. Apparently there is a connection to the poem The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear. I don't know that poem so I looked it up. The shells over the door arch are also significant because they went to sea on a boat. Interesting. 
 
You can join me for a look around, but we can't go in, it was locked. 
Scofton is on the Osberton Estate. People who live here work on the farms and the land to keep it tidy. I came across this odd arrangement of logs and twigs. They were sited over a deep hole in the ground, which looked manmade rather than a natural hole. I have no idea what this is about. 

My walk took the shape of a figure of eight on the map. Time was getting on and I had to work out the route back to the car in the time I had left. There is quite a lot of woodland in these parts, and as it was a hot day it was lovely to walk under the shade of the trees. Luckily I didn't get lost. 

I finished off my sandwich and biscuits when I got back to the car at Ranby. I probably won't be coming back here for a while as I have done five walks in this area now. Time to look for somewhere else. 
Thanks for popping in. Enjoy your weekend. Toodle pip.   ilona

9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous church, love the owl and the pussycat, the scallop shell is an ancient christian symbol usually on pilgrim routes. The brush wood and ditch with ground line of birch log looks like a horse jump to me. You do get around :)

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    1. Now you come to mention it, it does look like a horse jump. It was on a wide grass verge. Maybe a practice jump for anyone passing on a horse.

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  2. What a lovely little church, obviously well-loved and maintained. JacquieB looks to have answered your query, Osberton Horse Trials start at the end of September.

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    1. Ah yes, a horse trials reminder of a future event.

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  3. Definitely a jump - part of a cross-country course.

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    1. Definitely, almost like a baby replica of the Vicarage Vee at Badminton Horse Trials? Jx

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    2. Yes Julie C - t his one more my size though!

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  4. Beautiful, I love the setting of the church. Such a lovely area to walk and do some thinking. ♥️😊

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    1. I have noticed that a lot of churches seem to be elevated on a platform. This one had drops on two sides of it, easy to fall off if you don't watch where you are standing.

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