Steve, Pam, Jackie and me on the way to Swansea for a few days, stopped for break at Laycock Abbey. Cold, but walked around the much-used-in-movies/TV streets. Two buildings caught my particular interest:
Both on a street in Laycock near the church. Seriously over the top carved capitals used to excess and without columns or masonry to support, or any other context. And half a split bent Oak tree trunk, attached to its other (but hidden) half, to form the timber gable structure that is a vital part of the timber structure of the house. The stone and brickwork don’t hold it up, they just keep the draughts out.