SU9489 : Lodge at the gates to the Hall Barn Estate

taken 7 years ago, near to Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Lodge at the gates to the Hall Barn Estate
Lodge at the gates to the Hall Barn Estate
It's not often you see a building that has been painted entirely black. This one has a Carpathian quality about it, as if it had been salvaged from a set at Hammer Films.

Professor Pevsner (in the Buckinghamshire volume of 'The Buildings of England') reckons it's Victorian, saying: 'Encrusted with panels which originally formed Gothic bench-ends, Early Renaissance panels from walls or bedsteads, etc.'

Sure enough, there are components (particularly the 'barleysugar' columns) which look as if they've been borrowed (or stolen?) from the Great Bed of Ware LinkExternal link

but I can't help thinking this dark, hunched little shape would seem quite at home in the Carpathians: LinkExternal link
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Stefan Czapski and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SU9489, 78 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 15 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 16 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier  Housing, Dwellings  Country estates 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9465 8961 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:35.8436N 0:38.0946W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9466 8964
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Folly 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 182 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register