Around St. James Church, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England
You can see from this viewpoint just what a grand church St. James Church is. This picture was taken from a public footpath below the church.
There are a number of footpaths in this vicinity which make pleasant short walks.
These almshouses near the church (you can see the tower in the background) date from 1612 and are raised above street level. They were built by Sir Baptist Hicks, one of the town's benefactors, for 12 pensioners and are still used for the same purpose today.
Each of the front doors serves two houses.
Those nave arcades with their soaring columns, the clerestory and the chancel arch were all built in the 15th century at the peak of Chipping Campden's prosperity.
It is unusual to find a window above the chancel arch and is a Cotswolds characteristic.
This is the Noel Chapel in St. James Church with an imposing monument to Sir Baptist Hicks and his wife. He later became the 1st Viscount Campden.