Sunday, July 31, 2005

Gt Barton


9am 9.2 miles in 1hr 20 mins. Year to date mileage 680 miles, Month to date 145 miles, average miles per week this year 22.4 and average per month 98.

Weather was dull and overcast.

Course: A simple out and back course to Gt Barton out on the Fornham Road into the village and return. On the route you pass the old plague stone. This has been moved from its original position where it was set not to far from the old market place. The idea being that any visitor such as a farmer coming into the town would wash their coins in the plague stone . The stone is hollowed out at the top and would have been filled with vinegar. It was falsely believed that bubonic plague could be passed from person to person so the idea was to clean the coins.

The bridge above is known as the Abbots Bridge and is part of the monastery. Once a place of pilgrimage & worship which was second only to Rome.

The old ruined building is the remains of a friary.

The blue buildings are the the site of the old forge at Gt Barton.

There are many medieval buildings in Bury St Edmunds the photo above shows a row I pass on the run.

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