Last week Rachel, my wife, asked me if we had any pictures of the village. My son was doing a project on the history of the village and wanted something to show the village as it is now.
Much to my shame I realised that I had lived here for over 13 years and not actually taken any pictures around the village.
This is the first of a series of about 8 different images. It is a 6 shot HDR processed using Photomatix 3.0.
Cropwell Bishop is one of a handful of villages in the vale of Belvoir (Pron Beever) which makes Stilton Cheese. The cheese takes its name from the village on the great North Road because this was where travellers would come across the cheese, it isn't actually made there at all.
It is believed that the village gets its name from the nearby hill which was known as Crop Hill.
The church is dedicated to St Giles.
I'll try and find out a bit more before I upload the next image.