27 August 2011

21 August 2011

20 August 2011

St Peter's, Bywell








I work for an organ builders in Durham and whenever I go into a church I always have the urge to see if it's one of ours. This one isn't unfortunately.

19 August 2011

Gravestones




Some gravestones at St Peters, Bywell

12 August 2011

10 August 2011

1 August 2011

Egglestone Abbey






The charming ruins of a small monastery of Premonstratensian 'white canons', picturesquely set above a bend in the River Tees near Barnard Castle.

Remains include much of the 13th century church and a range of living quarters, with traces of their ingenious toilet drainage system.