Gloucestershire Photo Library

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Painswick

Original images by John Wilkes

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Click M for music

Click P for a note to publishers

This introductory page to the Gloucestershire Photo Library is an example of the format of the pages and the method of navigation and display. The scope of the coverage is so great that material is distributed across servers in the U.K. and Canada. Further pages are held on the BBC archives server.

The 'hub and spoke' principle is employed to access all the other pages or the gateways to them. If, for example, you are reading this in New Zealand and you have an ancestral interest in Horsley, you could go to the alphabeticized church list and access from there full visual information on the interior of the church and read many of the memorial wall tablets.

To see any aspect of the county's scenery, village architecture, flora and fauna, search through the other picture sets each of which, from Picture Set 2 onwards, contains scores of original colour photographs.



THE PICTURES:

'Painswick House', Painswick

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Temple folly in the 'Rococo Garden'

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'Rococo Garden' folly at 'Painswick House'

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The 'Pigeon House' in the 'Rococo Garden'

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LINKS:

Picture Set 2

Picture Set 3

Picture Set 4

Picture Set 5

South Gloucestershire

(A SEPARATE COUNTY - FORMERLY CALLED AVON;
AND ORIGINALLY PART OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE)


Picture Set 6

Gloucestershire

Focus on Dursley


Focus on the Uley area
Interactive map with 56 exterior view points;
plus interiors of Uley church and Owlpen church

also:

Uley photo montage



Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge photo montage


Frampton-on-Severn photo montage


Stow-on-the-Wold Gipsy 'Horse Fair' - BBC article


ODE TO MEYSEY HAMPTON

East of Cirencester, when you are Fairford bound
You pass through tranquil villages - there's beauty all around

First is Ampney Crucis; it nestles by the brook
Then Ampney Saint Peter which is worth a closer look

Beyond you'll see St. Mary's - the lonely 'Ivy Church'
appearing, with its bellcote, amongst willow, pine and birch

Its village long since gone, it is set back from the road
In splendid isolation; the grass around it, seldom mowed

Poulton will delight you - it's a Cotswold village fair
Overcome by so much beauty, you are bound to stop and stare

Now Meysey Hampton beckons - with its church up on a rise
in Gloucestershire - Oh Gloucestershire! - 'neath wide and sunlit skies

Unchanged by time, idyllic Meysey has cottages and farms,
a village green - complete with pump - and, of course, 'The Masons Arms'

This village pub is bedecked with flowers all the Summer through
Sit out - enjoy a 'Ploughman's Lunch' - 'neath those skies so azure blue

Sup the ale - look around - and see 'The Cottage on The Green'
once again with hanging baskets - in this place that's so serene

Maybe stroll down Strawberry Lane on the way to Furzey Hill
Or travel on to Fairford with its Market, Church and Mill

Whichever way you go in this green and pleasant land,
There is no doubt that you, my friend, are bound to find it grand !

J. Wilkes 2004



Gloucestershire Parish Churches

and a selection of

Church detail photo montages

Visitors' Comments


and

BBC interview report


Cotswolds Accommodation


Flowers and Topiary Pictures



John Wilkes' C.V.


.... and in the Surrounding Cotswold Counties

Wiltshire Parish Churches


Worcestershire Parish Churches


Warwickshire Parish Churches


Oxfordshire Parish Churches


Bath and North East Somerset Parish Churches

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