Sunday, March 24, 2013

The grey walls

Bitterly cold day, but by the afternoon the snow had mostly gone (it was never much more than a sprinkling).

I went to look at the site of a great country house pulled down in the 1950s and replaced with council housing (so that the utilitarian brick boxes are in the middle of beautiful parkland, unrecognisable ruined temples and an veritable arboretum of venerable rare trees).

The 18th century gate lodges still remain either side of the entrance drive and were listed recently.

The grey walls you can see in the picture have also been listed (by mistake - they were only put up in 1992).

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