SITE 286 LOST CORNER
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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