Walking to Hardwicke Church along the Glevum Way is a fantastic walk through some great farmland. This is a historic place dating back to Norman times and is fascinating historically and architecturally. Although I am not an attendee of organised religion I have a fascination with old buildings including churches.
About Hardwicke Church
Winebaud de Ballon in 1092 gave a church called Hardwicke to Bermondsey Priory, so this church is classified as norman in heritage. Bermondsey Priory is said to have sold that church in the later 13th or the 14th century. Full History
Events and services at St Nicholas’s church, Hardwicke is published on the church website. http://www.hardwickechurch.info/
My Last Visit
As this is my closest church and I needed to test my new bike (my plan to lose 7 stone over the summer) I hopped on my new bike and reached St Nicholas’s church, It was a wonderful day to take photos and my biggest fear that a funeral would be in progress didn’t materialise. The last time I spent time here was for a year 10 history project, I was trying to find historical figures in the graveyard. This research wasn’t used as I found a house down pound lane that Oliver Cromwell stayed in before marching on Gloucester.
St Nicholas Church Photos
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