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SITE 191 HOMEFIELD (3), HOMEFIELD LANE

OS REF:SK587129

Date: 2nd June 2003

Access was not gained, as we do not know the owners name. This field has been for sale but not suitable for building as it contains boggy areas and is bordered by Rothley Brook. Thanks to this, it is a lovely buttercup meadow and, if access could be gained, there could be other interesting species to record.

12th August 2006

This piece of land is again on the market and for sale by auction on the 6th September 2006 unless previously sold. Sales particulars obtained.

Brain and I made a visit to look at the site.

The field had been mown so much easier to see the lumps and bumps and, after the very dry weather, it was possible to walk through the marshy area that makes an interesting curve from the side of the brook almost to the boundary with Homefield Lane. This would be a very interesting marshy plant area with Figwort and Soft Rush in good numbers.

Brian was interested in the ground undulations, especially in the 'curve' of the marshy ditch, as there appeared to be an area resembling a pond. No evidence of ridge and furrow.

We spoke to Lucy Pook who was in the next field but she had no further information about the sale or purchaser. She did ask about tree and hedge planting in her field, as the division is a strong fence with no habitat or interest. I said that I would contact Françoise Scrire at Charnwood Wildlife to see if she was available to do a survey and recommend a planting plan.

Brian lives directly opposite this field and is very interested to know who will buy it and its future use.

Site 191 Looking over Rothley Brook in the foreground to Homefield Lane. June 2003

Site 191 Looking over Rothley Brook in the foreground to Homefield Lane. June 2003

Site 191 Looking to Homefield Lane. August 2006

Site 191 Looking to Homefield Lane with Rothley Brook to the right. August 2006

Site 191 Looking to Homefield Lane. Vegetation in the centre is part of the curve of the marshy dip. August 2006

Site 191 Looking to Rothley Brook with Mountsorrel Lane left rear. August 2006

Site 191 Vegetation of marshy dip running to the left. Mountsorrel Lane to left rear. August 2006

Site 191 Looking to Homefield Lane. August 2006

Site 191 Vegetation of marshy dip running towards Homefield Lane. August 2006

Site 191 Looking to Rothley Brook with marshy dip in the centre. August 2006

Site 191 Homefield 3 with Homefield 2 to the left. Looking to Homefield Lane. August 2006

Site 191 Boundary to Homefield Lane. August 2006

Site 191 Looking towards Fowke Street Recreation Ground to the left over Rothley Brook and Mountsorrel Lane to the right. August 2006

Site 191 Looking from Homefield Lane over Rothley Brook to Mountsorrel Lane. February 2007

Sales Particulars. Auction on the 6th September 2006 at The Woodman's Stroke, Rothley

HOMEFIELD 3 IN 2013

Looking from Homefield Lane to Fields Farm. Rothley Brook to the left behind the hedgerow. May 2013

Looking from Homefield Lane over Homefield 3 to Homefield 2. May 2013

Looking from Homefield Lane over Rothley Brook to the new building at Hilltop on the old A6. May 2013

Looking from Homefield Lane to Mountsorrel Lane. Rothley Brook to the left. May 2013

SITE 191 HOMEFIELD 3 IN 2015

Looking from Homefield Lane to Hilltop. February 2015

Looking from Homefield Lane to Mountsorrel Lane. February 2015

Looking from Homefield Lane to Mountsorrel Lane. February 2015

Looking from Homefield Lane, over Rothley Brook to Site 192 Fowke Street Recreation Ground. February 2015

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