SO5270 : Ashford Carbonell

taken 13 years ago, near to Ashford Carbonell, Shropshire, Great Britain

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Ashford Carbonell
Ashford Carbonell
Cul de sac village and notorious as one of the Ludlow area's most desirable addresses. A three room cottage here will set you back 250000, and that's the smallest property in the village.
A sleepy dull place, the pubs were all shut down by a previous landowner, even cidermaking was banned. To this day the place is dry, removing an obvious social focus. Good news is that there is still a school here, due to the closures in neighbouring villages. However the expansion in housing that the village needed was denied by South Shropshire Council's planning policy - roughly translated as "plebs in towns please".

Note re spelling.

Both Carbonel and Carbonell are acceptable, and both used by the OS. The quirk used to be a source of a little local pride, along with the fish window in the church and the mill.


--2018 update. The place has livened up a bit and there is now a community run pub, open twice a week. It is quality.
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SO5270, 216 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 15 September, 2005
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement 
Category
Village > Village   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 5248 7063 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.9013N 2:41.9264W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 5248 7061
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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