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7 stunning watercolours of Hadleigh

PUBLISHED: 10:36 25 February 2016 | UPDATED: 10:36 25 February 2016

Hadleigh Castle Ruin: I have always loved stone ruins, particularly when meticulously cared for by English Heritage

Hadleigh Castle Ruin: I have always loved stone ruins, particularly when meticulously cared for by English Heritage

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Resident artist James Merriott continues his watercolour tour of Essex

View Towards the Thames

The ruined turret with the distant Thames beyond remains much as it was when painted by John Constable 200 years ago

View Towards the ThamesView Towards the Thames

Hadleigh Country Park

This glorious panoramic view was presented as I looked over the hedge at the bottom of Marine Parade

Hadleigh Country ParkHadleigh Country Park

Stile in the Park

Timber constructed stiles, fence posts and sign posts are a valued addition in the park and wonderful to paint

Stile in the ParkStile in the Park

St James the Less Church

The charming round wall at the east end of the church tempted me to paint this view

St. James the Less ChurchSt. James the Less Church

St James’ Church Tower

I felt this watercolour epitomised the beauty of white weatherboarding when seen in sunshine

St. James Church TowerSt. James Church Tower

Salvation Army Temple

It is a great pleasure to include the Salvation Army Temple in the High Street in this feature, in recognition for the enormous good members do in the community

Hadleigh Temple Salvation ArmyHadleigh Temple Salvation Army

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