Sunday, 5 February 2017

A high old time in Harefield

The chancel at St Mary's 

The out stuck tongue
St Mary's Church on the outskirts of Harefield in Middlesex is a gem.

Outside the door we were met by Gordon who had been dispatched by the Parish Office to let us in and show us around. The church is crammed with marble monuments. The high spot The church holds the tomb in which Alice Stanley, Dowager Countess of Derby was laid to rest in January 1637. 

At the end of March the Historical Society is, in the church, having a special lecture all about the life of the Countess - the fourth Monday in March. 

A date for the diary! The 27th.

Gordon helped up to locate a stone carving of a head with it's tongue sticking out and as importantly directed us to the Kings Head for lunch which was most excellent. 

Gordon and I in the church yard

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