Bradford-on-Avon, St Laurence's, which probably dates back to the 11th century, but there may have been a church on this site, or nearby, during Ethelfleda's era. It is amazing that the building has survived at all; it was used as a boys' school during the nineteenth century. The church was restored during Victorian times. As you stand within its cool stone walls, it has a wonderful, peaceful atmosphere all its own: a real 'sense of place'.
S.E. View of Chester Cathedral from the city walls. Engraving by Batenham for A Visit to the Cathedral Church of Chester, c. 1828.
St Laurence's Church, Bradford on Avon.
© Sue Wilkes.