Alfriston (3), Sussex
Saint Andrew's Church on the Tye. This church has been termed the 'Cathedral of the Downs' but although it is a nice looking church from the outside, and in a very nice setting, the inside is very plain with very few special features - most unlike a cathedral.
This chuch is, however, quite old and dates from the 14th century.
The 14th century, timber-framed, Clergy House is one of very few surviving 14th century Wealden hall houses. It is open to the public
It sits next to the church on the edge of the Tye with the Cuckmere River behind.
This is the footbridge over the Cuckmere River and forms part of the South Downs Way long distance footpath. The church and village is over to the left.
There are public footpaths along both banks of the river.
This caterpillar came rushing by just as we were leaving the river to go back up River Lane. It didn't occur to me to pick it up and look more closely at it's features for later identification but I probably should have.
It looks very much like the larva of a Peacock Butterfly but it was a bit late in the year for that. The only other likely candidate is a Red Admiral.