South Leigh Walk – July 2014

Yesterday, the Boy and I went for a walk to South Leigh. The walk is mostly over fields rather than roads.

The church at South Leigh, St James the Great, dates from the 12th century.

I loved these carved stone heads.

I wonder if they are portraits….

or just archetypes.

The faces are very expressive.

There are swallows roosting in the porch.

The great Doom painting, and the other wall paintings date from the 15th century…

…but was heavily restored in Victorian times.

The hell mouth is very impressive.

I loved this little door.

On the way home we spotted this lovely donkey.

Oxfordshire may not have rolling hills and mountains, but it has its own gentle beauty.