Frenchay village

I believe everyone has a favourite local spot where they can visit either to gain inspiration, get some fresh air or just contemplate life. My favourite local spot is Frenchay village and common, which are walking distance from my house and adjoin the River Frome which passes on its way to the centre of Bristol and its historic harbourside.

The village consists of a large church, a pub, village green and twenty to thirty compactly arranged tiny stone cottages, huddled-together on a hillside leading down toward the river and the site of a former flock mill.

The pencil drawing above is of Frenchay Parish Church which is situated on Frenchay Common, just above the village. The drypoint print below, shows the view over the roofs of the cottages from the edge of Frenchay common, looking toward the river valley.

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