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A 1977 view from the church

March 11, 2016

We love our views from the church. This one, part of a set was taken by Ray in 1977 and as ever with these photos it captures a snapshot in time.

View (roughly to the north) from the church tower in 1977

View (roughly to the north) from the church tower in 1977

 

This view is in roughly a northerly direction. Just below the church, at the right side of the picture we have the garden of the Old House.

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The garden of the Old House

This was before the barn house was constructed so we have an immediate difference there. Green fields spread across the middle of the photo where houses now stand – an area which close on 2000 years ago had a Roman area and a later Saxon area. Grove Road, Roman Way and Saxon Close now occupy that area.

Beyond that we can see that Bouverie Drive had already been built.

Bouverie Drive and Northbrook

Bouverie Drive and Northbrook

Beyond Bouverie Drive we can see houses on Northbrook. The grass area this side of the thatched cottage on the right of this bit of picture is now built on but otherwise this view has not significantly changed in 38 years – except in the loss of elm trees and the regeneration of much greenery. Oh! And the foreground, of course where those new roads with old names are now built.

 

A View from the Church in 1914

May 12, 2015

Photographers do like to climb the church tower to take photos of the surroundings. This one was taken by a member of the Burgess family back in 1914.

A Burgess postcard view from Market Lavington church tower

A Burgess postcard view from Market Lavington church tower

It is just a thought as to what equipment had to be carted up the spiral staircase and ladder needed to open the trap door to the roof of the tower.

At the heart of this photo is Knapp Farm.

Knapp Farm

Knapp Farm

The house, of course, still stands but no farm is associated with it any more. The barns have been converted into a complex of dwellings known as White Horse Barns.

Limekiln Farm at the top of Lavington Hill

Limekiln Farm at the top of Lavington Hill

This photo has been stretched a bit far but it shows another farm – Limekiln Farm which was situated near the top of Lavington Hill quite close to where the reservoir is today. We can see the chalky road leading up Lavington Hill. No wonder many similar roads earned the name of White Street.

Church Street roof line and The Muddle

Church Street roof line and The Muddle

In this closer selection we look over the former pub (The Drummer Boy) and 21 Church Street and can see houses on The Muddle as well.

Let’s finish with a similar but more modern view.

Similar view in the year 2000

Similar view in the year 2000

This dates from the year 2000 and was taken by Maurice Baker.

 

 

A view from the church tower in 1990

March 14, 2014

Views from on high are always interesting. In Market Lavington to get the best vantage point you have to get to the top of the church tower. That’s something photographers have done for well over 100 years. This time we have the village in a state of change. The old open fields are becoming the Grove Farm estate.

A view from St Mary's, Market Lavington in 1990

A view from St Mary’s, Market Lavington in 1990

We are looking roughly due north from the church. The line between the old and newer burial grounds shows up well as a change in colour. There is a brick wall on the right which surrounds the garden of the Old House. Down in the lower land we are looking at new housing on Roman Way and Saxon Close. Across Grove Road a white house faces us. That is on Beechwood.

The white house facing us is on Beechwood

The white house facing us is on Beechwood

Other Beechwood houses were not completed when this photo was taken.

Beyond the trees the land continues its upward rise to the top of Northbrook.

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Northbrook and on to Drove Lane

That part of the view remains much the same.