SP2556 : The Pig Pen, Charlecote Park

taken 6 years ago, near to Charlecote, Warwickshire, Great Britain

The Pig Pen, Charlecote Park
The Pig Pen, Charlecote Park
The pen contains four Tamworth gilts (young females) 3-4 months old.

Tamworth pigs are thought to be the purest of our native breeds and the closest living relative of the old English forest pig. Numbers declined after the Second World War as farmers were encouraged to keep more economical and productive pigs and tastes were changing with consumers demanding leaner pork. The breed is classed as "at risk" by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.
(adapted from a National Trust information board).
Charlecote House and Park
Charlecote is a grand 16th century country house, surrounded by its own deer park, on the banks of the River Avon near Wellesbourne. The house was begun in 1558 and extended during the nineteenth century. The house and park have been administered by the National Trust since 1946 and are open to the public (LinkExternal link National Trust Charlecote visitor information).

Charlecote Park covers an area of 185 acres, backing on to the River Avon. The house is a Grade I listed building (English Heritage Building ID:482163 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).
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Date Taken
Friday, 5 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 13 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Country estates 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 259 563 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.2753N 1:37.2753W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 259 563
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