Tuesday 23 June 2009

traipsing round the countryside 1

Stanton Hall, Northumberland, c.1956. Its recorded history dates from around 1400, when it was a fortified tower house, and then a bastle, later a fire-damaged semi-ruin, and now a fine old house once again. The hamlet and chapel that stood near it are long-lost.

A friend who grew up in the area remembers corrugated iron covering the remains of the roof.

Another friend and I went there today to buy a few plants and enjoy the hot sunshine - latter always a surprise. Read on....

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