Posts Tagged ‘cottages’

Cottages on Parsonage Lane

October 16, 2015

We always feel a bit short on the history of Parsonage Lane but we do have a sketch which dates from the mid nineteenth century.

Cottages on Parsonage Lane - a mid 19th century sketch

Cottages on Parsonage Lane – a mid 19th century sketch

This purports to show the cottages at the very start of Parsonage Lane. The artist has the advantage of being able to create a view from a location a present day photographer just can’t even think of replicating.

In fact, these buildings don’t really tie up with those we see today but may well be essentially the same structures.

What is familiar is the cobbled path with the irregular kerb stones. That still exists down Parsonage Lane.

Has anybody any further history or information about Parsonage Lane?

The bottom of White Street, Easterton

April 12, 2014

Once upon a time, if you turned into White Street there was Kandy Cottage and the bakery before you reached Court Close Farm.

 

Bottom of White Street, Easterton before road improvements...

Bottom of White Street, Easterton before road improvements…

 

The scene looked like this, and as we have seen before it now looks like this.

...and after 'improvements'

…and after ‘improvements’

This was done to allow traffic to go faster in those days when cars and drivers dictated what happened. It is the remnant of the building that we’ll look at today.

The last remnant of the old building in 2014

The last remnant of the old building in 2014

If this building looks familiar then it could be because we saw it in a painting that Mike was doing at the Community Hall open day. This is the photo that Mike was using.

It is in a sad state and as Court Close Farm and its buildings, including this one, has recently sold, then this rather ancient structure must be at risk.

Despite its state, it has a real charm about it although we struggle to see how it fitted in to any of the original buildings. Perhaps it can be saved, but if not at least we have photographic evidence.

The Northbrook Terrace

July 22, 2013

Parts of Market Lavington have changed considerably but a terrace of cottages on Northbrook look much as they have done for a hundred years or more. New building and the growth of trees, however, make this view impossible today.

A view to the Northbrook terrace in the 1960s

A view to the Northbrook terrace in the 1960s

This photo dates from the 1960s – about 50 years ago and the foreground area is now a part of Bouverie Drive.

Numbers 26 to 32 Northbrook in Market Lavington

Numbers 26 to 32 Northbrook in Market Lavington

There’s the terrace on Northbrook (numbers 26 – 32 then). Today, the right hand half has been made into one more sizable home but the left hand pair remain as they were. It looks like a Mini in the garage.

A couple of caravans occupy a site, across the stream where we now find ‘Meadowside’.

On the other side of the photo we see Stream Cottage – still there, sited on the path that links Northbrook with the roundabout at the bottom of Parsonage lane.

Stream Cottage, Market Lavington

Stream Cottage, Market Lavington

In front of the cottage is a cow byre. The Bouverie Drive area was still farmland 50 years ago.