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SITE 208 KINGFISHERS POOL, WESTFIELD LANE

OS REF:SK574122

Date: 12th June 2004

The reason for the visit was for Brian to check out the story that there was a millstone in the front garden that might be associated with the mill that he is searching for along the Rothley Brook. We called on the off chance that we could ask about and we were welcomed by Liz who was very pleased to show us around. Alas, no millstone. However we were able to look at the banks of the brook and Liz could remember when the house was built that there was a small type of wooden weir that was removed by Severn Trent as it stopped the water flow. Brian will be in contact with Severn Trent to see if they have the records for this.

Brian is also going to investigate the unearthing of Swithland slate tiles by the brook as Liz has informed him that some have been dug up whilst planting.

At the back of the house is a field that is being returned to a meadow after being used for horse grazing over the years. It will be interesting to see how it develops.

2011 It was very interesting how it developed as it became an award winning vineyard!

Site 208 The meadow. June 2004

Site 208 The vineyard! June 2011

Kingfishers Pool Award winning wines.

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Site 208 Walnut Tree June 2011

Site 208 Walnut Tree June 2011

Site 208 Rothley Brook boundary of Kingfishers Pool by a bridge. July 2004

Site 208 Rothley Brook boundary with Kingfishers Pool by a bridge. June 2011

Site 208 Rothley Brook boundary with Kingfishers Pool by a bridge. June 2011

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