And as much as the church is lovely and the Grade I listed monument in the graveyard impressive, what really struck me here was location, location, location.
It was one of those places that you arrive at, get the first glimpse and go ‘wow’.
Of course it helped that there were some dark clouds dotted about and sun shining through the gaps, makes for such lovely light.
St Andrew’s Church stands at the top of Grey Mare Hill, 293 metres high. The current church was built in 1769 but it stands on the site of a much older church.
The church itself is a simple cruciform design with box pews and simple decoration.
It is quite small and it almost dwarfed by the incredible monument in the graveyard.
This is the Hopper Mausoleum, built in 1752 by Humfrey Hopper in memory of his wife. He and several other members of the family joined Jane after their deaths.
Although the graveyard was overgrown, you could still make your way to the mausoleum.
What a location to live out eternity. It’s like being on top of the world.