Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/27

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Subject: [Leica] Fawsley Northamptonshire #4
From: geebee at (GeeBee)
Date: Wed Oct 27 09:50:03 2004
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From: "Beddoe, Neil" <>
Subject: RE: [Leica] Fawsley Northamptonshire #4

> We need you in Essex Graham to show them what they'll lose when they pour
> concrete over half the county.
> Neil

Hi Neil,

Surprising as it may seem there was a bit of pouring involved in that shot.
At the end of the 15th century the village of Fawsley was abandoned on the
orders of the Knightley family who resided in Fawsley Hall. The land was
requisitioned for sheep grazing which was considered much more profitable
than labour intensive arable farming. In the 18th century the deserted
village was drowned when Capability Brown landscaped the grounds of Fawsley
Hall and the village is under the lake in the shot.

The church, on higher ground, escaped. The church is very small with a
rather drab exterior but inside it is real treasure. I have accumulated a
lot of shots of the interior with the intention of doing a piece on it but,
as ever, apathy is at fever pitch. Thanks for looking.


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