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Groby Pool 3/5

Although Groby (pronounced Grooby) village is noted in the Domesday Book, there is no mention of a lake. The earliest recorded reference is an "Inquisition Post Mortem" dated 1297, which refers to two pools in Groby, one of which must have been Groby Pool. In fact there is evidence of a mill associated with Groby Pool in every century thereafter, the last being a saw mill located in Sheet Hedges Wood which closed in the early 20th century.

 

In fact, considerable debate has arisen about whether it should be regarded as a 'natural' or man-made lake, however, it cannot be disputed that Groby Pool has been the site of a lake for many centuries.

Groby Pool 3/5

Although Groby (pronounced Grooby) village is noted in the Domesday Book, there is no mention of a lake. The earliest recorded reference is an "Inquisition Post Mortem" dated 1297, which refers to two pools in Groby, one of which must have been Groby Pool. In fact there is evidence of a mill associated with Groby Pool in every century thereafter, the last being a saw mill located in Sheet Hedges Wood which closed in the early 20th century.

 

In fact, considerable debate has arisen about whether it should be regarded as a 'natural' or man-made lake, however, it cannot be disputed that Groby Pool has been the site of a lake for many centuries.

comments (22)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Nov 2011, 02:35
Lovely spot...natural or man-made, Brian
Brian Walbey: Well the information I down loaded for the narrative is uncertain how it came to be there Ray except that it is many centuries old.
This is a beautiful place to sit along the shoreline and capture such a colourful picture Brian... i like the pattern of the light on the water and the contrast from the golden leaves to the dark green on the far shore....petersmile
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Peter, difficult to believe there is a country road just behind me isn't it.
I love the light you caught on the leaves, and the ripples on the water!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, the light was really nice that afternoon.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Nov 2011, 07:24
That is a long time ago Brian!
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Chris.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Nov 2011, 07:44
While some areas of the world are drying up, others are filling up with lakes, Brian. What a lovely one here!
Brian Walbey: Yes it is Ginnie, and difficult to believe there is a country road immediately behind me.
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Nov 2011, 07:59
You obviously enjoyed yourself by this lovely lake
Brian Walbey: Yes we did, we often drive by but rarely ever get out, I'm glad I had my camera with me.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 30 Nov 2011, 08:14
The burning bush?
Brian Walbey: Looks a bit like it come to think of it.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Nov 2011, 09:22
I love the autumnal glowing bush enjoying the nearby water like us- whether natural or man -made lake (like the most 'Lakes' in the Lake District)- water is always a delight- always in movement, glittering in the sun, reflecting greenage and things...it's wonderful!
Brian Walbey: This is a really lovely and popular spot Philine, I'm glad I had my camera with me that day.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 30 Nov 2011, 11:20
Great image Brian
Brian Walbey: Many thanks vintage.
I like the way the light is hitting the leaves and making the glow - and making shadows.
Brian Walbey: The light was really kind to me that afternoon Sheila.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Nov 2011, 12:06
The light is beautiful Brian, I love how its making the leaves glow with colour and the shadows of the leaves, very lovely smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Linda. I was lucky that the light was so good that afternoon.
A lovely composition Brian, with the lit up bush in the foreground
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Janet.
Yes, the light is wonderful in this one, Brian; especially like the how the dappled shadows from the bush fall so beautifully on the foreground.
Brian Walbey: I was very lucky with the light that weekend Beverly.
great lights & composition Brian
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Juan.
It certainly looks pretty natural in these images, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It very much is I think Tom.
This is a wonderful scene to look at Brian. So tranquil.
Brian Walbey: It is Frances, although there is a country lane directly behind me.
Lovely light on the foreground Brian
Brian Walbey: I was very lucky that afternoon Bill.
Lovely photo Brian
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Martin.
Great light & colours Brian!
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Fred, I was very lucky that afternoon.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Nov 2011, 19:41
The structure of this works well, nice capture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John, there are compositions galore round the part of this lake one can get to.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Nov 2011, 19:48
I like the lighting in this, particularly on the yellow leaves. It all looks very natural to me.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Alan. It seems to have been there a long time to get this lovely natural look.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Nov 2011, 23:30
Lovely light and airy feeling to this with the sunlight on the plant and the delicate shadows.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid, I was lucky with the light that afternoon.

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