|Vintage sign and plant shop|
|Ginko Biloba tree|
The flint cottages and walls, most built back in the early centuries still stand here today. We wandered down this road and saw a very large Ginko Biloba tree. Had it not shown printed information at the flint wall, we’d not have known what kind it was. It is over 150 years old and the story tells the origin of the tree.
|Sights in village of Firle|
|Signs of history|
This was a rather unusual way to park bikes and it is permanent. It took a few minutes but we think it might be there to prevent cars parking on this side of the street. The streets are narrow and it takes very little to create problems.
Another puzzle to ponder. These steps sit against a commercial building so we were thinking it may have been stairs to help the ladies get into the horse drawn buggy ‘back then’.
We assumed this red Citroen may have once been for delivery but now appears to be more like a private travel van. This is only a guess but I would suggest this van is one of a kind.
|St Peters Church|
|Preserved from old bell tower|
Sir John Gage (1479-1556) was given manorial rights in 1501 and the Gage family has been a part of Firle ever since. He and his wife Philippa are represented in this alabaster effigy, erected in 1595 in what was once the original stone chapel and is now part of the St. Peters church, called the Gage chapel.