Holt village

Fig cottage in Holt proved a great base for exploring Somerset and south and west Wiltshire but was itself a pleasant village to explore. The local Wiltshire Council Public Footpath took us through field, sheep pasture, and woods, across stream and flooded fields, down a quiet country lane, past a 15th- century manor house, across dairy pasture, and along residential and commercial streets before returning us to our cottage. It was near perfect weather for walking, and it was good to stretch our legs again. A tour of the Great Chalfield Manor provided a bit of insight into medieval English society. Considered one of the best examples of a late medieval English manor house, it was originally moated and despite substantial change and restoration, it retains much of its original structure and character. Sadly much of the tour narrative was unintelligible, and the tour group so large as to make viewing difficult (I found waiting to be the last out of a room so that I could see it uncrowded helped), but the property and grounds were truly impressive.
A Sense of Place:  Travel, Photography, and Photo-art
by David E. Moon
© David E. Moon, 2014  All rights reserved
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Holt village

Fig cottage in Holt proved a great base for exploring Somerset and south and west Wiltshire but was itself a pleasant village to explore. The local Wiltshire Council Public Footpath took us through field, sheep pasture, and woods, across stream and flooded fields, down a quiet country lane, past a 15th-century manor house, across dairy pasture, and along residential and commercial streets before returning us to our cottage. It was near perfect weather for walking, and it was good to stretch our legs again. A tour of the Great Chalfield Manor provided a bit of insight into medieval English society. Considered one of the best examples of a late medieval English manor house, it was originally moated and despite substantial change and restoration, it retains much of its original structure and character. Sadly much of the tour narrative was unintelligible, and the tour group so large as to make viewing difficult (I found waiting to be the last out of a room so that I could see it uncrowded helped), but the property and grounds were truly impressive.
A Sense of Place:  Travel, Photography, and Photo-art
© David E. Moon, 2014  All rights reserved
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