Down Lavington Hill

Today we have a lovely shot down Lavington Hill and on to White Street with St Mary’s Church as a backdrop.

A view down Lavington Hill to White Street and beyond in about 1940

A view down Lavington Hill to White Street and beyond in about 1940

We do not have a date for this photo but electricity wires clearly cross the scene and it was before the cottages on the right were demolished. It could be the 1940s or 50s.

Let’s start at the back with the church.

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St Mary’s, Market Lavington stands on its hill

It sits on its raised area, above the level of much of the rest of the village. It is always uphill to finally reach the church, whether you approach from Church Street, Roman Way or from St Mary’s Road. A dedication to St Mary is quite common for a church on a hill.

In front of the church we see the cottages that face up Lavington Hill with their interesting fluted chimneys.

These cottages are still there and face up Lavington Hill

These cottages are still there and face up Lavington Hill

The cottages on the right have been demolished and replaced by new dwellings set back from the road.

These Lavington Hill cottages have been demolished

These Lavington Hill cottages have been demolished

On the left, down past the junction, we can see barns associated with Knapp Farm.

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Buildings at Knapp Farm, Market Lavington

All in all, it is quite a different view from what we’d see today, although the centrepieces of church and cottages are more or less unchanged.

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2 Responses to “Down Lavington Hill”

  1. janice feltham Says:

    I am wondering have you any pictures of the Hollow further up lavington hill late 40s early 50s Regards

    Jan

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