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Old Man Oak
After visiting the 1,000+ year oak tree in Silton, just down the road was this very old oak, that seems to have grown a face!
A Walk to the Pond
It seems likely that this square three storey structure was originally erected as a watch tower. From surviving relieving arches it appears that the building at one time had four two light windows on the middle floor and possibly a door opening on the south-west elevation. Cared for by the National Trust and is free to visit. Its history is as follows: DOVECOTE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD) TOWER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD) WATCH TOWER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD) DOVECOTE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD) www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYrkCzGEnYU
More from Bruton.
The area of these three pictures is called Plox. The River Brue runs between it and the town, with many steep alleyways, on the other side of the river, leading up to the High Street. King's Bruton is an independent, fully co-educational, secondary, boarding & day school. Boy and dog...dog was soon in the water!
Man on Bench by Giles Penny.
Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset.
Oldest Post Box ~ Holwell
On this day in 2014 I was driving Sophie to see her other gran, when I remembered this old post box and made a small detour...She was not very impressed as you can see! It is the oldest post box in England (1853) and I believe it is still in use. It is octagonal and has a vertical, hinged opening. Made by John M Butters, Gloucester.
This was taken in Stoke Trister on a recent walk. The village is in Somerset but the view is across the border to Dorset. I also passed a smallholding on the way and had to take a picture of this magnificent turkey! (PiP) Thank you for your kind comments. Stay safe and well and have a good weekend.
Bluebells ~ Bulbarrow
This was taken on a very dark & misty rainy day in 2016. I thought the pictures from the most beautiful bluebell forest in the area would be rubbish, but the mist turned out to give a lovely backdrop to the flowers and trees....I did get very wet though!