After leaving Somerton church. we felt obliged to stop for a drink and absorb what we had seen. Some of the symbolism will be being mulled over for some time. but on a hot summer’s day, there is no better place than the garden of an old coaching inn for processing those initial thoughts. I just happened to know of one…the Jersey at Stoney Middleton which sits on the edge of the Middleton estate of the Jersey family. Just inside the gates, there is a church and a castle.
All Saints, Middleton Stoney
The castle is now no more than a mound and earthworks. If you didn’t know, you would think it no more than a knoll in the field, but we have been playing with these earthen castles for quite some time. I had seen it on a previous visit and looked it up, finding it to be listed…
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