You are standing outside the churchyard, next to the old Church House, now a private residence. This building was for many years a centre of village life. Built in the 15th century, it has been an alms house, police station, school and post office.
Note the fire hook mounted on the side of the building. It was used to remove burning thatch from roofs.
This building on Church Street once housed Wellingham’s grocery and ironmongers. From 1840 through 1969, the shop sold a wide range of items.
You can recognize the unusual windows upstairs. This room must have originally housed some sort of workspace.