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Photos from walk on Thursday 8th December from Nettlebed to English Farm & Highmoor


On the Green at Nettlebed

Close up of the gnarly tree in Bushes Lane, as we left Nettlebed

Huntercombe End

Icicles on the gatepost opposite Hayden Lane

Coffee stop

Longhorn cattle, from English Farm, looking at us through the hedge

English Farm

  • Grade II listed Farmhouse.¬†Probably late C17, refronted late C18.¬† Forms part of a good group of farm buildings.
  • Red brick; old plain-tile hipped roof with lead ridges; brick internal stacks.
  • Double-depth plan. 3 storey, 3-window range. 6-panel door to centre with probably early C18 fanlight and arched surround flanked by Doric wood half-columns supporting a triangular dentilled pediment with pulvinated frieze.
  • Paired 8-pane sashes with segmental brick heads to left and right.¬† Flat brick band between ground and first floor.
  • Three 12-pane sashes to first floor. Flat brick band between first and second floor.
  • Three 12-pane sashes to second floor.
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Don’t think the elephants are listed, and hope you can all recognise a triangular dentilled pediment with pulvinated frieze.

 

Frost on bramble leaves in English Lane

English Lane at Oakingham Bottom

Candlestick fungus and moss on a tree stump near Merrimoles

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