Axbridge, Somerset

King John’s Hunting Lodge

Axbridge is a small old village, containing a bridge over the river Axe! Mentioned in the Doomsday book, it was once part of the Royal Manor of Cheddar, but sold off by King John and granted it’s own Royal Charter in 1202. The photo above is of “King John’s Hunting Lodge” an old wool merchant’s house, built in 1460 – long after the death of King John! It is now a National Trust property, and run as a local history museum.

Horse and Cart, in the background the Town Hall

I made a quick stop off here, on the way back to the holiday let, to finish off a few frames of Kodak Color Plus, left in my Nikon F3!

Church of John the Baptist, Axbridge

The church of St John the Baptist is mostly 13th century and grade 1 listed. I especially liked it’s Jacobean ceiling, from 1636 and restored in 1888.

The Jacobean Ceiling

I also liked the frontage of this house in the square, especially the tea pot in the window!

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