South Horrington Chapel

Mendip Hospital Chapel - South Horrington, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_45233H

Mendip Hospital Chapel – South Horrington, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_45233H

Before sunrise I was standing in a very cold field above the chapel of the former Mendip Hospital just outside the tiny Somerset city of Wells.

The hospital generates it own mist.

Mendip Hospital Chapel - South Horrington, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4272H

Mendip Hospital Chapel – South Horrington, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4272H

The steeple sit atop of a very sturdy church.  I picked today as the sun was expected to rise immediately behind the steeple.

Mendip Hospital Chapel - South Horrington, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4550

Mendip Hospital Chapel – South Horrington, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4550

It is not long before the sun illuminates the whole landscape.

Mendip Hospital Chapel - South Horrington, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4557H

Mendip Hospital Chapel – South Horrington, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4557H

The old hospital has a lot of interesting buildings that have been converted into flats.

Mendip Hospital - South Hospital, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4266H

Mendip Hospital – South Hospital, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4266H

And finally…

No story would be complete without a trail of starlings crossing the sky.  Not long after leaving their roost site at RSPB Ham Wall a stream of starlings flies up the valley to the fields high up on the Mendip Hills.

Mendip Hospital Chapel - South Horrington, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4308

Mendip Hospital Chapel – South Horrington, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4308

If may have looked warm on that morning, but it was freezing.  These were the brambles yards from where I was standing for 2 hours!

Deep Frost on Brambles - Biddle Combe, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4584

Deep Frost on Brambles – Biddle Combe, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4584

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