Sunday, 27 February 2011

Swainsley Hall and Dovecote

Swainsley Hall and Dovecote
Swainsley Hall, by the River Manifold, was built in the 1860s for a London solicitor. Many famous people have stayed at the hall including Samuel Langhorne Clemens (better known as Mark Twain) and Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout movement. More recently, the hall has seen use as a pub and as a restaurant, though it is now, once more, a private house. The small dovecote may predate the hall. The eggs and flesh of doves and pigeons were an important part of the diet in the past.
(Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 17-70mm @ 35mm, 1/320s @ f/7.1)

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