Thursday, 15 October 2009

Newport Village,Essex

It takes longer to get home when one is a blogger!! We were driving through the village of Newport in our County of Essex on our way home from a day out recently when it struck me how interesting the houses were. Before I became a blogger I would just drive through these places without a second thought, but not now. Everything becomes posting material.

Poor Alan! Here you see him in the first picture finding something to read while sitting waiting in the car while I wander down the High Street taking pictures.









Built 1692











A lovely cottage but the railway line is almost overhead










The White Horse Pub





A few shops










Quite a window feature The Toll House for an ancient toll bridge

15 comments:

Deanna said...

Hi There!
These buildings are incredibly interesting.
What neat pictures.
Hope you're well,
d

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Barbara
I love the 1692 house! Would not mind having a house close to a train track--but that house is a little to close for me--I love to hear trains.

Best
Tracy :)

Lorrie said...

Ah yes, your voracious blog readers who want more, more and more of England! And we do thank you - and please thank Alan for his patience.

That toll bridge sign is a fascinating glimpse into the distant past.

Lorrie

Sara said...

Wonderful photos...I love walking down High Street with you! Alan is a real gem.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hello Barbara, fascinating and wonderful place thank you for stopping and say thanks to Alan too. Beautiful houses indeed.

Queenmothermamaw said...

I agree with you about the time it takes to drive around now. I love those old houses that you can find the date on. I love anything English.
QMM

bennie and patsy said...

Great way to visit with you. That was a good walk.
Patsy

ewix said...

Gosh, I never heard of this wonderful village.
Yes, blogging does make one a bit compulsive as a shutter bug --but worth it.
Alan is very patient!

ewix said...

Gosh, I never heard of this wonderful village.
Yes, blogging does make one a bit compulsive as a shutter bug --but worth it.
Alan is very patient!

Hillside Garden said...

Thank you for all beautiful impressions, Barbara.
Have a nice weekend!

Sigrun

Josie Ray said...

All lovely houses. But I especially love the third photo. The house siding looks as if it was made using springerle molds. Maybe I just think that because Christmas is starting to grow in my thoughts...but, regardless, it's charming. And looks slightly edible :-).

I can so relate...someone is always waiting while I take photos. I know that I could get clearer pics with a tripod, but I just know that if I started setting up serious equipment, everyone would drive off without me. :-)

If you get a chance, please come see my "garden in the rain." An Appalachian garden...not English, but it was charming this morning.

Josie Ray
Appalachian Dream

Willow said...

The buildings are so beautiful. It would be so nice to walk down those streets, but since I can't at least I can get the joy of seeing them Thanks to you. Thank you.

Willow

Linda said...

My husband is used to doing the same thing. Everything is just more interesting to photograph when you are thinking about it for your blog.

Willow said...

Alan is to be commended for his patience. Would he like The Professor to send him a list of pocket volumes of literature he can keep in the car to read while he waits?

I recall always being fascinated by the cottages and their names wherever we went in England.

I'm off to find my England map and look up Newport.

Knitting Mania said...

Beautiful as always...thanks for the tour and great photos Barbara.

That 'English Tudor' looks like the inside of our home in MT. Pat added foam board to the existing insulation and the look is very similar...LOL!