7 stunning watercolours of Hadleigh

Hadleigh Castle Ruin: I have always loved stone ruins, particularly when meticulously cared for by E

Hadleigh Castle Ruin: I have always loved stone ruins, particularly when meticulously cared for by English Heritage - Credit: Archant

Resident artist James Merriott continues his watercolour tour of Essex

View Towards the Thames

View Towards the Thames - Credit: Archant

View Towards the Thames

The ruined turret with the distant Thames beyond remains much as it was when painted by John Constable 200 years ago

Hadleigh Country Park

Hadleigh Country Park - Credit: Archant

Hadleigh Country Park

This glorious panoramic view was presented as I looked over the hedge at the bottom of Marine Parade

Stile in the Park

Stile in the Park - Credit: Archant

Stile in the Park

Timber constructed stiles, fence posts and sign posts are a valued addition in the park and wonderful to paint

St. James the Less Church

St. James the Less Church - Credit: Archant

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St James the Less Church

The charming round wall at the east end of the church tempted me to paint this view

St. James Church Tower

St. James Church Tower - Credit: Archant

St James’ Church Tower

I felt this watercolour epitomised the beauty of white weatherboarding when seen in sunshine

Hadleigh Temple Salvation Army

Hadleigh Temple Salvation Army - Credit: Archant

Salvation Army Temple

It is a great pleasure to include the Salvation Army Temple in the High Street in this feature, in recognition for the enormous good members do in the community