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SITE 161 STABLE FIELD

OS REF:SK584138

Date: 10th May 2003

Called Stable Field as there is a good brick built stable currently used for horses. This field is part of Fields Farm which is now a derelict farm site, Site 164 in this Landscape of Rothley.
By the stable is a fenced off area used for horse jumping. The biggest part of the field is used for arable farming.

There is an interesting water course running along the northern boundary, next to modern housing. It disappears underground in the corner of the field and has become more exposed at this point where the owners of the new houses have cleared the hedgerow and built out on a platform to extend their gardens.

A large Willow Tree, Tree 145, stands in this corner. It has been severely pruned but young shoots are growing out from the remaining trunks. I asked a resident about it and was told that it was cut back as the debris from it was blocking the site where the watercourse went underground. The water is flowing and contains some healthy looking vegetation.

The field hedgerows contain a lot of hawthorn and the May blossom looked lovely.

Site 161 The Stable. February 2007

Site 161 Taken from Site 130 Brooklea looking to the Mountsorrel boundary. The houses from the centre to the right are on Whatton Oaks, Rothley. May 2002

Site 161 Looking from Site 130 Brroklea to Mountsorrel Lane. The old stable is in the centre. May 2002

Site 161 Looking over the site with the old stable to the right. May 2002

Site 161 View over Stable Field looking to Mountsorrel Lane with the old stable just left of centre. May 2003

Site 161 View over Stable Field to Mountsorrel Lane. Tree 145 is to the right of the large white window to the right of centre. may 2003

Site 161 Willow Tree 145 with a girth of 4.9m at OS Ref SK584139. The watercourse runs along the wall. May 2003

Site 161 with Willow Tree 145 and the watercourse. May 2003

SITE 161 STABLE FIELD IN 2015

THREATENED-SOON TO BE LOST

Looking from Mountsorrel Lane. April 2015

Looking from Mountsorrel Lane. April 2015

The stable from Mountsorrel Lane. April 2015

The stable-a home for swallows. April 2015

Looking through the fencing from Mountsorrel Lane. April 2015

Looking through the fencing from Mountsorrel Lane. April 2015

Lost to yet more housing. April 2015

This field will have a link road from Walton Way to Hill Top and housing. April 2015

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