Godshill Village

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Godshill is a village street lined with old thatched cottages, roses round the doors, flowery gardens, olde worlde air, this is what thousands of visitors flock to Godshill to see every summer.
The chief glory of Godshill is its church, which is in the background of this image.
According to legend its original builders laid the foundation in a more easily accessible flat site, but every morning the stones were found to have been transferred to the hilltop.
The thatched cottages in this image are clustered around its gates, one of these was once a public house.


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Dot Griffin - Mar 23, 2012 06:48 PM EDT
The scene is rather breathtaking to say the least. Very nice and would like living there myself.
anne - Aug 09, 2008 08:26 PM EDT
I wish I could flock with the visitors to see this beautiful village, with almost another time captured in it. The people have to be of this age, of course. *LOL* but it does seem like another century to me. And I guess it is! *g*
chriss35 - Jun 08, 2008 01:37 PM EDT
Brian, Many thanks for your nice comment on this image, and yes along with Shanklin Old Village it is one of the best. Jas, Thank you so much for your very kind comments and I'm pleased you liked the information I have added to this image. Anandra, It's nice that you have also enjoyed viewing this image as well, thank you kindly for your comments and for taking the time to view my gallery. Chriss:)
alandrapal - Jun 08, 2008 01:28 AM EDT
I agree, a lovely scene, Chriss. Have seen it in photos my parents took when they visited the Island years ago, plus featured on several calendars & magazines from the UK. Am quite proud that many of my ancestors were born and raised there :) - which I only found out after getting into Genealogy.
Jas - Jun 06, 2008 04:25 PM EDT
You have captured this idyllic part of Godshill village beautifully Chriss! Very interesting information too. :)
BRIANPADDOCK - Jun 06, 2008 12:17 PM EDT
what a view Chriss, one of the best on the island

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