|The Friary Gardens in Lichfield mark the spot where monks|
|Paving slabs show the layout of the church.|
|The Bishop's Lodging - the only building left from Lichfield's|
old Friary. The extension on the left-hand side of the photo is
the school built in the 1920s.
|The gable end of the Bishop's Lodging. Where that strange little |
window came from I have no idea - I guess it was put there
before modern planning laws were introduced.
|They did try to create the 'new' school (now a library) in a period|
style, with matching red brick and carvings above a bay window.
|This ruined arch is by the carpark at Lichfield College, next to|
the Bishop's Lodging, but there is no sign to indicate whether
it is part of the old Friary that once stood on the site.
|Parts of the original Friary wall can still be seen in Upper St|
John Street (just around the corner from The Friary). There
are quite large sections, which look as if generations of
builders have patched the wall up.
|A sign in the gardenss has a diagram and picture showing how the site would have looked. The odd blob at the bottom is my hands holding the camera - the board was a bit high for anyone who is five foot nothing to take a successful picture!|