Golden glow on church and Titterstone Clee

A beautiful summer's evening at Bitterley, near Ludlow, beneath the slopes of Titterstone Clee.

Golden glow on church and Titterstone Clee

Sunlight casts a golden glow on St Mary’s Church, which dates from the 13th century.

However, it is almost certain that a Celtic church - which is named in the Domesday Book - formerly stood on this site.

The tower of St Mary's is capped by a small shingled spire and houses three bells which are more than 600 years old.

Interestingly, the village was formerly known as Buterlie, which means the place where butter was made.

As I was setting up my tripod a herd of cows ambled towards me across the field.

Suddenly they picked up speed, so I quickly got my shot and made my escape through the little gate in the wall!

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