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Bield and bales

The unfinished shell of Lyveden New Bield a few miles from Oundle in deepest rural Northamptonshire.

 

Planned by Sir Thomas Tresham as a grand family residence, it was never finished as a consequence of his son's involvement in the Gunpowder Plot. Now in the hands of the National Trust, it is a fascinating place to visit since the landscape Tresham created around the house remained largely unchanged for the intervening 4 centuries.

 

Anotther couple of shots in the comments taken on a previous visit on a cold grey February day, which was actually May 19th!

 

#95 - Off the beaten path - 100 Pictures

#110 - Unfinished - 112 in 2012

 

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Taken on August 11, 2012