Sunday, May 14, 2017

Weekend On the Road.

Bindon Abbey-Moreton-Wareham-Winterborne Stickland-Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, southern England.

Bindon Abbey (Bindonium) was a Cistercian monastery, of which only ruins remain, on the River Frome about half a mile east of Wool in the Purbeck District, Dorset, England.

Bindon Abbey.

Bindon Abbey. The 18th century "gothick" gatehouse.

Bindon Abbey. Allotment or kitchen garden.

Bindon Abbey House is currently used by Bindon Abbey Wellness Retreat to provide a range of treatments and retreat days.

Moreton is a village and civil parish in Dorset, England, situated on the River Frome.

Anthriscus sylvestris, known as...cow parsley, wild chervil, wild beaked parsley, keck, or Queen Anne's lace...everywhere!
Summer has come!

Upright Spanish bluebell...It seems.

Moreton has become synonymous with the memory of T. E. Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia.
Following his death in 1935 he was buried in Moreton.

Moreton is also known for the windows of its church, St Nicholas.
But we are moving Wareham!

Wareham is an historic market town and, under the name Wareham Town, a civil parish, in the English county of Dorset.
The town is situated on the River well!

This is called..."Travel in style"!

Come and enjoy the River Frome from Wareham.
See the yachts, birds and wildlife that frequent this beautiful place.

Winterborne Stickland is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England.

Winterborne Stickland. The second part "Stickland" is derived from sticol, Old English for "steep".

There is more to discover about the past along the River Winterborne.

Many of the thatched cottages in the village are listed buildings.

Winterborne Stickland.
The parish Church of St Mary is a Grade I listed building.

Lytchett Matravers.
The name comes from the Brittonic litchet meaning "grey wood" and the Norman surname "Maltravers".
The Maltravers family held the village for about 300 years, until the Black Death reduced the population in the second half of the 14th century.
The surviving villagers deserted the original village, sited around the church and manor house, and resettled further up the hill.
In 2005 the Lordship of Lytchett Matravers passed to Hon. Geoffrey Beck, being one of the few remaining descendants of the de Carterets of Arundel, and a direct descendant of Renaud de Courtenay, Baron Okehampton (c. 1125 – c. 1190).

Lytchett Matravers, power line crossing.

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