Almshouses (Chipping Campden, Cotswolds, England)

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laurac5 on May 30, 2011

"[Chipping] Campden is a dull, clean, disused market town." (Reverend F.E. Witts, The Diary of a Cotswold Parson, p.128 (1836).)

laurac5 on May 30, 2011

"CHIPPING CAMPDEN is among the most famous of all Cotswold attractions. Scarcely one false note intrudes; it is packed full of splendid architecture. Packed full of visitors, too, on a sunny day in high summer, and amidst such bustle it is hard to imagine that in 1836 the Cotswold parson, the Revd F. E. Witts, could write that 'Campden is a dull, clean, disused market town.'" (Denis Moriarty, Buildings of the Cotswolds, p.60 (1989).)

laurac5 on May 30, 2011

Chipping Campden enjoyed its heyday in medieval times, its marketplace teeming with wool merchants. Merchants used their wealth to build St. James Church (a classic example of a perpendicular "wool church"). [It can be seen in the distance.] The almshouses, erected in 1612 and currently home to 12 pensioners, also are constructed of oolithic limestone, quarried in the Cotswold hills and which affords so many Cotswold structures with their honey-colored appearance.

Adem Dogan on June 8, 2011

What an Fantastic Historical View and Work Laura I like this great Photo.

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Friendly Greetings to L.A, adem dogan :)

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  • Uploaded on November 8, 2010
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    by laurac5
    • Camera: SONY DSC-W5
    • Taken on 2008/09/18 09:08:46
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 7.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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