SP8903 : Ship's Figurehead, Hunt's Green

near to The Lee, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Ship's Figurehead, Hunt's Green
Ship's Figurehead, Hunt's Green
This is quite an amazing sight at any time - however when it looms out at you in your headlights on a misty evening it can give you quite a shock I can tell you - and I speak from experience. Research on the net suggests that it is a representation of Admiral Lord Howe - and is either from the eponymous "Howe" warship, or from the Navy's last wooden warship "Impregnable". If I get to the bottom of it, I'll modify this comment !
These days it has its own little roof for protection - since it was repainted I think. It is on a bend in the road to The Lee near Hunt's Green and guards the gate to a property called Pipers (which is in the adjacent square).
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Wednesday, 10 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Thursday, 11 May, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8999 0395 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:43.6234N 0:41.9088W
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