Nature’s Classroom

Elkstone village church in the Cotswolds
St John’s Church, Elkstone.  Photo  by  Bob Embleton  – Wikimedia Commons

A Cotswold Village

Nestling into the Cotswold hillside, as if sheltering from the bleak winter winds that blow in from the east across the exposed fields, is the little village of Elkstone with its cluster of typical Cotswold stone buildings. At almost 1000 feet above sea level the parish is the highest in Gloucestershire and was mentioned in the Doomsday records. The ancient Norman Parish Church dates from 1160 and is renowned for its unusual dovecote above the chancel and its exquisite Norman arches in the chancel and sanctuary. Continue reading “Nature’s Classroom”