Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Chellaston walk - Barrow upon Trent

Chellaston Walk
Barrow upon Trent
January 2011

Barrow upon Trent represents a high point on this walk and beg about half way round was a suitable place to pause for a chilly lunch.

Its a lively little village complete with a pub, a modern school and a church. The village itself dates back to the Domesday Book and there are plenty of old buildings to look at.

Yesterdays post showed The Row which sits at the centre of the village, close to the old school which was built in 1843 and still bears the crumbling school coat of arms above its doors.

Lodge House is an interesting whitewashed building, sitting at the main cross roads, a short distance from the old Methodist Chapel, now a private dwelling sitting on arches to lift it above the flood plain.

St Wilfreds parish church sits towards the river and its wall offered a seat for our picnic. It wasn't long before we got cold so we grabbed a few quick photos before setting off down the cul de sac, past Manor Court, a small complex of flats built for retired Methodist ministers. I can think of worse places to spend my retirement.

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