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Friday Photo: St Laurence & The Great Stone Inn

Posted January 26th, 2018 by Ellie Gill with No Comments


Today’s Friday photo is of St Laurence church and the Great Stone Inn. They are both located in the Northfield Old Village conservation area. The church of St Laurence is Grade I listed and dates back to the 12th Century. Across the road, the Great Stone Inn is a timber framed building from the late medieval period, where the facade was later bricked. The Great stone from which the pub took its name is an erratic glacial boulder that had travelled from Snowdon to Northfield on an ice sheet during the Ice Age and was originally situated on the corner of Church Road and Church Hill. The rock was moved in 1954 and can now be found in the 17th century former Animal Pound, next to the Great Stone Inn.




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