Godshill, Isle of Wight

The Story Behind the Image - Thatched Cottage in Godshill, Isle of Wight

Godshill is a large village between Shanklin and Newport in the south of the wonderful Isle of Wight. Godshill is known for its superb early-medieval parish church.

It is also known - at least amongst travel photographers - for its outstanding collection of pretty thatched cottages, most of which are clustered around the church.

I actually came to Godshill to visit the church. My satnav guided me down a quiet country lane. I wasn't sure exactly where the church was, or if there would be parking, so I pulled over into a decent stopping place when my satnav suggested that I was getting close to the church.

As I walked up the lane leading to the churchyard I discovered that I was passing several very attractive timber-framed cottages. This is one of them. I think I can call this photo a happy accident!

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