Hidden in Plain Sight – Post 35

This is a type K6 British Telecom kiosk designed in 1935 by Sir Giles Gilbert-Scott.

Made from cast iron, it’s a square kiosk with a domed roof. It has unperforated crowns to the roof panels and margin glazing to the windows and door.

It was granted a Grade II listing on 14 October 1996.

Shooting Information:
Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm Kit Lens
Exposure 1/30, Aperture f/5.0, ISO 200, Focal Length 30mm

Hidden in Plain Sight – Post 34

The vicarage was originally a timber framed house (part of which still exists inside the current building) but ended up in a ruinous state so the parishioners paid for part of it to be rebuilt in 1695 when Thomas Waltham became the vicar. The rest of the house was built in 1714 by George Jackson (vicar 1713 – 1719) with a £100 contribution from his parishioners.

The house was enlarged by T.H. Heathcote after he was appointed vicar in 1822 and it was extended again by his successor G.E. Deacon around 1861.

Although the vicarage has recently been sold off by the Church of England it still retains the original interior wood panelling and staircase from the timber framed building.

English Heritage granted a Grade II listing on 13 April 1951.

Shooting Information:
Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm Kit Lens
Feature Image – Exposure 1/640, Aperture f/4.5, ISO 100, Focal Length 18mm

Hidden in Plain Sight – Post 33

The first cross (featured above) is located near the entrance to St Edwards church and is the remains of a pre-Norman (Saxon) cross. It has a fragment of a runic inscription which may date from the early 9th century. The cross was re-erected in 1885 after lying in three pieces in the churchyard for several years.

It was granted a Grade II listing on 7 June 1972 and is also a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

The second cross (featured below) is located in the churchyard near to the old vicarage. It is a pre-Norman (Saxon) round shafted preaching cross and is a well preserved example of it’s type. It has been dated to be from the late 10th century. In 1745, Bonnie Prince Charlie‘s troops used the cross for target practice and it still bears the impact marks!

It was granted a Grade II listing on 13 April 1951 and is also a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

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Shooting Information:
Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm Kit Lens
Feature Image – Exposure 1/15, Aperture f/6.3, ISO 200, Focal Length 18mm
Secondary Image – Exposure 1/40, APerture f/6.3, ISO 200, Focal Length 23mm

What happens when you own nosey kittens…

Late yesterday afternoon I was sat outside in my messy, half completed garden with my macro kit randomly shooting flowers to while away an hour or two and to alleviate some anxiety. So just as I fire the shutter, my very sweet but nosey Monty decides he wants to see what I’m doing.

I love a happy accident, but now I’m determined to see if I can get a similar shot of Monty’s sister Milly!

Shooting Information:
Canon EOS 550D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 & 20 mm Kenko AF Extension Tube
Exposure 1/1600. Aperture f/2.0, ISO 100