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SITE 220 BROOKFIELD

OS REF:SK58701210

Date: 14th May 2005

This first visit was to walk around the fields of Brookfield Farm before making further visits to individual sites to start recording.

From this field you get lovely views over the village, as it is a high point of the parish. It also includes a large section of Thomas Babington's Carriageway Site 222 but here; sadly, most of the trees that lined the walk are now very short stumps. It should be possible in the autumn to see the stumps and record them.

23rd November 2005

Brian and I walked the Carriageway route, checking out the stumps and taking photographs of the trees and the carriageway, as it was a sunny day. We will need to return to Brookfield to make an accurate route map and features for the record.

Photographs in record Site 222 Thomas Babington's Carriageway.

11th January 2006

When we were in this field last November I noted a very large tree stump with roots that had been removed from its original site a few yards away. I today recorded this as Tree Stump 514 with a girth of 6.55 metres making it a really Ancient Oak. It is in a very good condition and I hope that it will remain on site as part of the historic road to The Temple.

Site 220 Looking from the top corner of Site 160 South Hall Field into Site 220 Brookfield. Rothley Parish Church to the right. April 2003

Site 220 Looking from the top corner of Site 160 South Hall Field. North Street in the centre. April 2003

Site 220 Looking from top corner of South Hall Field Site 160. The Ridings in the distance (right) with 'Bryngarth' opposite the end of The Ridgeway. April 2003

Site 220 Looking from top corner of South Hall Field Site 160. The Ridings in the distance (right) with 'Bryngarth' opposite the end of The Ridgeway. April 2003

Site 220 Looking to Thomas Babington's Carriageway Site 222. November 2005

Site 220. At the top of Brookfield runs part of Thomas Babington's Carriageway Site 222 (also known locally as Lord Macaulay's Walk). May 2005

Site 220 Brookfield Farm to Hallfields Lane. November 2005

Site 220 Looking to Hallfields Lane from Thomas Babingtons Carriageway at the top of Brookfield. November 2005

Site 220 Old Elm stumps being grubbed up by the side of Thomas Babingtons Carriageway. August 2004

Site 220. Thomas Babingtons Carriageway to the left at the top of Brookfield. May 2005

Site 220 Looking to Town Green. May 2005

Site 220 View over Rothley with North Street to the right. May 2005

Site 220 Looking to Town Green. May 2005

Site 220 Looking to Hallfields Lane with the Church tower left of centre. May 2005

Site 220 Looking to North Street far left and Bunney's Field centre. May 2005

Site 220 Looking to Templar Way right of centre. May 2005

Site 220 Looking to Town Green on the left. May 2005

Site 220 Looking to Charnwood Forest. May 2005

Site 220 Looking to Town Green. May 2005

Site 220 Brookfield. May 2010

Site 220 Looking to Town Green on the right. May 2010

Site 220 Looking to Templar Way left of centre. May 2010

Site 220 The line of trees on Thomas Babingtons Carriageway to the left. April 2010

Site 220 How long will this magnificent Oak Tree Stump 514 remain on site? November 2005

Site 220 The magnificent Ancient Oak Tree Stump 514 with a girth of 6.55m at SK58681211. Still there in January 2006

Between Site 220 Brookfield on the left and Site 228 Green Close was a stone bridge with a single arch. It was demolished when the flood bank was built around 1979.
From an original photograph by Bob Lovatt of Town Green Street.

The old bridge forever remembered in an embroidered panel by Joan Lovatt. It did only have one arch but artistic licence used for better effect!

BROOKFIELD IN 2013

Site 220. New planting at the top of Brookfield ready for the new housing development. Black Hovel Spinney to the left rear. 6th April 2013

Site 220 New planting ready for the housing development. Top of Brookfield with Black Hovel Spinney on the left. 6th April 2013

Site 220 Looking from the top boundary of Brookfield to Town Green. 6th April 2013

Site 220 Looking to Town Green. New tree planting amidst the ancient trees of Thomas Babingtons Carriageway. 6th April 2013

Site 220 The top boundary of Brookfield looking to Town Green. Black Hovel Spinney to the left. 6th April 2013

Site 220 The top boundary of Brookfield with new tree planting looking to Rothley village. 6th April 2013

Site 220 The top boundary of Brookfield with new planting. 6th April 2013

Site 220 Looking to Rothley Church. Tree planting as part of the landscaping for the new housing development. 6th April 2013

Site 220 Looking to Town Green. 6th April 2013

Site 220 Looking to the partly demolished Brookfield Farm. 6th April 2013

Site 220 Looking to Thomas Babingtons Carriageway Site 222 and Black Hovel Spinney Site 218. 6th April 2013

Site 220 Looking to Town Green Street. 6th April 2013

Site 220 Looking to Thomas Babingtons Carriageway Site 222 and Black Hovel Spinney Site 218. 6th April 2013

Site 220 Looking to Black Hovel Spinney Site 218. 6th April 2013

Site 220 Looking to the Bridle Road with Rothley Park Golf Course centre back. 6th April 2013

Site 220 Looking to the Bridle Road. 6th April 2013

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