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Around Winterborne Stickland

Today was a more restful day, and I spent the morning Geocaching around the village where we stayed. Only managed to find three I am afraid, but enjoyed myself anyway! While doing this, I took a few images of the local church. One of the more historic churches in Dorset, St. Mary’s parish church in Winterborne Stickland occupies a central position in the village and dates from the 13th century. Built using a fabric of alternating flint and stone courses, the roof is partly tiled and partly slatted. The church is on the usual east-west axis and features a Perpendicular 15th century tower on the west side constructed of banded flint and ashlar. St. Mary’s underwent a restoration in 1892. One of the lovely thatched properties in the village A short walk in the afternoon and a couple of images above. The Rose Chafer and a pretty lily on a pond . Apart from that, not much today. The Rose Chafer is a large, broad beetle that is found in grassland, scru