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7 pretty watercolour paintings of Toppesfield

PUBLISHED: 14:41 09 May 2016 | UPDATED: 14:41 09 May 2016

St Margaret of Antioch Church - Alongside the aptly named 'Lych Gate' Cottage

St Margaret of Antioch Church - Alongside the aptly named 'Lych Gate' Cottage


Essex Life’s resident artist, James Merriott, continues his watercolour tour of Essex. This month he’s in Toppesfield

Cottage in Stambourne RoadCottage in Stambourne Road

This home is beautifully positioned within a large, corner plot garden

Church LaneChurch Lane

Red post boxes upon their black posts are a feature I love to include in my watercolours

The Green Man InnThe Green Man Inn

This hostelry is very conspicuous in the centre of the village with flowers and the pub sign prominent

Chestnut HouseChestnut House

With the big pollarded tree, there was an extra incentive to complete this lovely view

The Church PorchThe Church Porch

Different from most church porches I have seen, I enjoyed the eye-catching stone

The Old Village PumpThe Old Village Pump

The sturdy open cover structure provides more of a shelter for people than the pump


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