SK8524 : Church Lane, Sproxton

taken 10 years ago, near to Sproxton, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Church Lane, Sproxton
Church Lane, Sproxton
The road bends to the right at climbs up the hill to the church which is out of sight behind the building on the right.
Note the orange ironstone used for building and the dark glazed tiles. These are Bottesford Blues, (although they're black!), and are clay pantiles finished with a hard wearing glaze. Locally made in Bottesford, SK8038 and SK8039, in the 18th and 19th centuries these are a common sight in the north east Leicestershire villages. The secret glaze "recipe" was lost when the tile works closed but it is rumoured that the secret has been discovered and they will be made again. In the mean time the only supply of anything similar, if wanted for renovation work, is from Holland.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 23 February, 2008
Category
Village street   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 857 245 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.6739N 0:43.7192W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 859 244
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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