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SITE 286 LOST CORNER

OS REF:SK58891425

NO PUBLIC ACCESS TO THIS FIELD

looking over Linkfield farm Marsh Site 282 with Lost Corner Site 286 in the centre group of trees. January 2008

Lost Corner created by the A6 by-pass. January 2008

Date: 8th August 2009

Observers: Brian Verity and Marion Vincent

Location: Small piece of land adjoining the Rothley By-pass

OS Ref: SK58891425

Map Title: Site 286

Possibly part of derelict Linkfield Farm

This is the first of three 'Lost Corners' in Rothley caused by the building of the Rothley/Mountsorrel By-pass. This road cut through fields at an angle leaving these corners. This one does not seem to have access apart from barbed wire and a fence but looking in it has been planted up, most likely as part of the by-pass planting scheme, so it will just become a corner of land planted with trees and unmanaged for ever more as is usually the case.

On one boundary with Site 283 Rowe Leys Paddock there is a Crab Apple tree with a good sized trunk and very sour apples! At least it has been retained.

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