Photographs of History 2 Visit to Ewelme

Photographs by kind permission of Rupert Anson

Norman, our guide for the morning
Church of St Mary the Virgin (rebuilt 1436)


East aspect of the church


Aisle, rood screen & chancel. Some mediaeval glass remains in east window


Tomb of Alice de la Pole, Duchess of Suffolk (1404-1475)


One of a pair of corbels in the chancel, bearing the Chaucer unicorn crest


Chapel of St John the Baptist on south side of chancel


Chapel roof, of Spanish chestnut, elaborately embossed


Font with elaborate carved wood cover


Almshouses adjacent to church, established in 1437


Steep covered steps lead from west door down to Almshouses


Part view of almshouses quadrangle with well in centre


One of the pretty floral displays in the almshouses quad


Almshouses gardens immaculately kept


The School .. the oldest school building


Mullioned windows of school, supported by corbels of stone


Entrance to former Ewelme Manor


Ewelme Manor, dating from Tudor times .. now apartments


‘Greyhound House’, surely a former pub (note sign bracket)


King’s Pond – reputedly Henry VIII bathed his ulcerated legs here


Welcome lunch break was had here


Take heed of this sign on the side of one of the buildings in the High Street
Keith & Tom, who were our guides for a tour of the watercress beds and meadows


Walking through the Ewelme Local Nature Reserve


One of several views of the cress beds


Free flowing clear water is dammed to form the watercress growing areas


Further watercress beds, showing dividing walls and walkways


Former gun emplacement to protect RAF Benson .. now converted into safe haven for wildlife


Insect hotel constructed by local children


Beautiful pyramid orchid growing in the wild flower meadow


Well heeled residents enjoy lovely views across the meadowland