SITE 228 GREEN CLOSE

OS REF:SK58261231

Date: 1st March 2006

This visit was to measure the Ash Tree 536 which is in the field but down on the bank of the Rothley Brook. Also, the large Ash Stump 537 which is more central but was lost about 10 years ago when I checked this out with the farmer. There used to be a Walnut next to this stump but nothing remains although there is a lot of debris from the ash, which could hide the evidence. Joan and Bob Lovett live at no. 58 Town Green Street and they speak of a walnut but the stump is far too large for this.

This field is used for horse grazing but empty on this day. Any vegetation would not stand much of a chance although there is part of it fenced off by the brook for safety due to a drain.

Site 228 Looking from the Bridle Road Bridge with Green Close to the left. Brookfield Farm over the Rothley Brook. March 2006

Site 227 Looking to Town Green Street on the left and Forge End centre. March 2006

Site 228 Looking to Brookfield Farm. January 2006

Site 228 Looking over Rothley Brook to Town Green. March 2010

Site 228 Ancient Ash Tree 536 with a girth of 4.0m at SK58221222. March 2006

Site 228 Ash Tree 536 on the bank of Rothley Brook. January 2006

Site 228 This would have been an Ancient Ash with a stump of over 4.0m at SK58261231. March 2006

Site 228 An old stone bridge over Rothley Brook from Green Close to Brookfield Farm. Demolished around 1979 to build a flood bank. Photo by Bob Lovatt, Town Green Street.

GREEN CLOSE IN 2013

Shelter for horses on the boundary with 58 Town Green Street. Forge End back right. April 2013

Looking over Rothley Brook to Site 220 Brookfield and Site 224 Dye House Close. April 2013

Rothley Brook to the right, Green Close to the left. April 2013

Looking over Rothley Brook to Site 224 Dye House Close. April 2013

From Town Green Street looking to Brookfield Farm. April 2013

Looking to the trees lining the Rothley Brook over the far side of Green Close. April 2013

Rothley Brook on the right with Ash Tree 536 on its left bank within Green Close. April 2013

Ancient Ash Tree 536. April 2013

Looking from Town Green to Forge End. April 2013

SITE 228 GREEN CLOSE IN 2015

Looking from Town Green to Forge End. February 2015

Looking over Rothley Brook and the new building on Brookfield Farm. February 2015

Looking from Town Green to Rothley Brook. February 2015

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