I'm republishing this blog again for Inspired Sunday
Now this is not a book I have read though I know most of the places mentioned in it along the Thames near where I live. Jerome K Jerome was a name most of you know but I only found out a short time ago he was buried in a small village called Ewelme so I thought it was worth a visit to his grave. Before I carry on be warned I have used a lot of photo's on this blog so you might want a cup of coffee.
William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk from the profits of the East Anglian wool trade in 1437, next door are some cloistered almshouses I have yet to photograph.
The church is ajoind to the almsehouses by
this covered walkway.
Archways like this are on both sides of the church
As you walk in the church you can see this magnificent carved font cover with it's own winch to lift it up.
Going towards the front of the church look for two chest tombs
This one with the brass on is to Thomas Chaucer
Look inside the base through the tracery
and you can see her cadaver.
Thomas Chaucer was speaker of the house of commons and son of the poet
It's also worth checking out the other intricate features you can see in the church.
Come out by this entrance as you are on the south side of the church
Go along the path to the left and you will have this view of the church.
Taking the path to the front of the porch it will lead you past these three graves.