Broadwell Nook

Broadwell Nook is a cottage on White Street more or less opposite Market Lavington’s main water supply in times past – Broadwell.

Broadwell Nook/Leigh today

Broadwell Nook/Leigh today

That’s the cottage today, one of very few thatched properties remaining in Market Lavington. It seems to be called Broadwell Leigh these days. It dates, originally, from the mid 16th to early 17th centuries so it is at least 400 years old.

Our 1955 photo was taken from down the driveway next to Broadwell Nook, looking out towards White Street.

Broadwell Nook in 1955

Broadwell Nook in 1955

We can see, even from this opposite direction, that this area hasn’t changed much in the past 60 years.

We can see, from our electoral rolls that three voters lived at ‘The Nook’ in 1964. They were Lawrence and Margaret Bradshaw and Victor Gibson. We are not sure who was there before that.

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