Osanna - landscape of life

Polesworth vicarage used to be the manor house and displays some ornate chimneys. In the corner of the vicarage garden (sadly, not accessible to the public) is a fine sundial with a square cap displaying the Nethersole and Goodere coats of arms carved on its sides. The abbey's dovecote can be found tucked away behind the village library. The superb 14th-century nunnery gate now has two residential flats in its upper storey. The larger of the two is said to be haunted by a friendly ghost. Apparently this harmless apparition moves plant pots around the building. An ancient tithe barn, declared to be 'newly erected' in the 1655 will of Sir Francis Nethersole, is near the tourist information office. It was used to store the goods paid as a local tax by the manor's tenants. The imposing building of the Nethersole Centre dominates the north end of Bridge Street. Until 1970 it was the village's junior school.

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