SP2196 : Curtain Wall, Kingsbury Old Hall

near to Kingsbury, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Curtain Wall, Kingsbury Old Hall
Curtain Wall, Kingsbury Old Hall
This marvellous old wall dates, according to English Heritage, from the C13th. Two extant arches can be seen in this image. The wall partially surrounds SP2196 : Kingsbury Old Hall. It appears that the old hall itself is finally undergoing some renovation, and not before time - its roof can just be seen in this image as rather ghostly triangles peeping above the wall. For many years this was used as a farmhouse with the farmer specialising in pigs. I'm pretty sure that he was the farmer who used to collect the leftovers from the school dinners which were put in the "swill bins" at SK2100 : Dosthill School and probably numerous other schools in the area. I wonder if such sensible recycling goes on today - it's probably against some law these days.
There is a comprehensive EH listing for the site here LinkExternal link
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2008
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Sunday, 7 December, 2008   (more nearby)
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Monday, 8 December, 2008
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Wall > Wall   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2144 9633 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.8629N 1:41.1085W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2146 9633
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