The Cusp of Autumn
The Fairest Thing In Nature
The Clumsy Gardener
In the Domesday Book of 1086, Stanton appears as 'land of the Church of Winchcombe', with 3 hides (c. 360 acres), 14 villagers, 3 smallholders and 6 slaves. The annual rental value was £3.0.0 (three times that of Birmingham).
Paul and I enjoyed Sunday lunch at the Stanton village pub – The Mount. It is aptly named as it is situated on the steep Shenbarrow Hill at the end of the village. However, it is worth the trek as one is rewarded with a locally brewed Donnington pint or G&T whilst sitting in the garden and admiring the fabulous views across the Vale of Evesham towards the Malvern Hills and – on a clear day – the Welsh mountains beyond.
See the brief slideshow below of some of the cottages and the church in Stanton: