When out exploring…… I love finding the un-expected, which in this case was a brick gateway. We were visiting St Giles Church in Chesterton, Warwickshire on a beautiful sunny day last summer 2013 and as I wandered around to the other side of the church I came across this gateway.
I have a fascination for gateways standing on their own and I have posted several gateways that I have come across, but I think this is really is quite amazing. It is the only remains of a great house, Chesterton House which was demolished in 1802 and would have stood in the trees beyond the gate. I think this would have been the gateway to the church and on the wall there is a brass notice telling us it was designed by Inigo Jones C.1632. This is possible, because nearby is Chesterton Windmill designed by Inigo Jones or his apprentice.