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Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Village Of Great Budworth

One of the most beautiful villages in my home county of Cheshire, is the historic village of Great Budworth.
A quintessential English village, first mentioned in the Doomsday Book in the year 1130.
Set in the heart of some of England's most picturesque countryside, it is home to the magnificent St Mary and All Saints Church, The George and Dragon Pub, and the Great Budworth Ice Cream Farm, all within walking distance of it's cottage-lined streets.
What a magical place to call home......
 
 





 

 










 









 








 


 



The cottage Homes of England! 
By thousands on her plains,
They are smiling o’er the silvery brooks,
And round the hamlet-fanes.
Through glowing orchards forth they peep,
Each from its nook of leaves; 
And fearless there the lowly sleep,
As the bird beneath their eaves.

Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1793–1835)

 

17 comments:

donna baker said...

Jo, so glad you took us on a tour of your 'hood';). It is so beautiful. I wish we had places like that in the States.

Bernideen said...

Oh my what wonderful old buildings and history! What a wonderful place to call home!

The Furry Gnome said...

That does look like a beautiful English village! Lots of beautiful buildings.

12Paws said...

Simply glorious! Thank you!

CecileD said...

I regularly read your wonderful blog and for this time, I just want to thank you to share with us these beautiful photos of this village...they make me dreaming a lot !
What a beautiful country ! :)
Thank you Jo !

Kay G. said...

Very beautiful. I do wonder how many tourists this must get in the summer! :-)

Cozy in Texas said...

Beautiful pictures. It's amazing how long the old cottages have stood, unlike the houses of today. I always feel homesick for England at this time of year.
Ann

Stella Jones said...

Have you visited recently Jo? It is certainly a beautiful country here. Long may it remain so!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Yes Stella, I spent the month of October back in England. Hope you are all keeping well !
Jo

Hilary said...

My mother missed England more than ever in her later years. I want to go and spend a month. Is that crazy? Wondering if I can afford all that. Did you drive there???

Country Gal said...

Beautiful !

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Hilary, I took my driver's license thinking I would drive, but sadly I couldn't build up the courage to...lol
~Jo

Shelia and Mister Bean said...

In 1635, my ancestors boarded a ship called Truelove from a port in England. They were leaving their village, Fairsted and Terling, for the New World in America. I would like to think Fairsted and Terling looked a bit like the village you've been so gracious to share with us. Thank you Jo!
Shelia

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

What a beautiful place Jo! I would give anything to visit there someday and just sit and feel the history and peaceful grace that seems to exude even from the photos! I hope you are doing well and getting ready for the holidays! Take care and have a lovely day!
Tina xo

rusty duck said...

Beautiful. An English village at its best. I really miss my old timbered cottage, so much character.

L. D. said...

These photos are so wonderful to see. The historic structures are so great to see. I am reminded of some of the influence that they made on our structures here in the USA. I am not an authority on the styles but do recognize some of the features that are definitely British.

Susie said...

Loved seeing your pictures Jo. I would love to see it all in person. Blessings, xoxo,Susie