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Hampton Lucy Cottages

Purely by accident this image came up to view a few weeks back and three of you caught up with it before I realised, but today it is actually meant to be seen. You might remember the beautiful church from the village of Hampton Lucy I posted in a series in August, well this lovely terrace of old thatched cottages are in the same village, just a short walk down the road from the church. There are two nicely made birds incorporated in the top of the roof line but I can’t remember what such things are put there for.

 

Hampton Lucy Cottages

Purely by accident this image came up to view a few weeks back and three of you caught up with it before I realised, but today it is actually meant to be seen. You might remember the beautiful church from the village of Hampton Lucy I posted in a series in August, well this lovely terrace of old thatched cottages are in the same village, just a short walk down the road from the church. There are two nicely made birds incorporated in the top of the roof line but I can’t remember what such things are put there for.

 

comments (20)

Fabulous, Brian. Light, clarity, detail and subject.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme. You have seen this early, I uploaded it yesterday and accidentally put it to yesterdays date, therefore yesterdays picture became undated. I have corrected it and you will see this again in October, I hope you still enjoy it then.
I missed this!! Aren't they a delight?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill. You have seen this early, I uploaded it yesterday and accidentally put it to yesterdays date, therefore yesterdays picture became undated. I have corrected it and you will see this again in October, I hope you still enjoy it then.
What a fancy roof this is. This is a lovely shot of spring.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary. You have seen this early, I uploaded it yesterday and accidentally put it to yesterdays date, therefore yesterdays picture became undated. I have corrected it and you will see this again in October, I hope you still enjoy it then.
This is a beautiful cottage Brian... it reminds me of a Hobbit's house except the door and windows aren't round grin....petersmile
Brian Walbey: This is two cottages Peter and they are very nice, but I hate to think of the insurance premium on places with thatched roofs like these.
this architecture is very unusual for me but appealing at the same time. i like it that despite being cloudless, the shadows are not that harsh.
Brian Walbey: I was lucky with the light Ayush. These are very traditional English thatched cottages, indeed my Mum grew up in a cottage like this, and my parents first home was also like this.
I love those roofs!!
Brian Walbey: Very artistic aren't they.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Oct 2012, 07:15
Beautiful skillful thatching Brian: clearly a spring shot
Brian Walbey: Yes the roofs are really beautiful, taken over the weekend that would have been the Spring Bank Holiday if it hadn't been moved.
Perfect weather for this postcard image Brian .. Fascinating thatch decoration.
Brian Walbey: It was that lovely May weekend we went to the Cotswolds, and I really liked these cottages and their immaculate roofs.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Oct 2012, 08:33
Yes, this is a choccie box picture from old merry England -what for fine thatched roofs!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Philine. My Mother grew up in a thatched cottage and my parents first home was also a thatched cottage.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Oct 2012, 09:17
What a delight this is. A fabulous roof; I like the peacoks on it. The tree is pretty, too. I like the name of the village, too; I wonder if in the Dark Ages someone said to his his female companion "This is Hampton, Lucy"? smile
Brian Walbey: It's lovely isn't it, that could have been Lucy's answer to her male companion of course smile
  • Ray
  • Germany
  • 7 Oct 2012, 15:31
Iced cake...for sure!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Ray. I note you seem to be a long way from home at the moment.
This cottage is superb Brian. I like the tones!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, they really are attractive aren't they.
another superb fairy tale of yours Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Juan, there are still a lot of these all over the country thanks goodness, part of our heritage.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Oct 2012, 17:18
Fit to grace any choccie box - beautifully presented.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike.
Birds are put on roofs to keep other less desirable birds away. Still like the photo, in October.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary, glad you still like the photo at the second look.
I think the birds are just decorative illustrations of the thatcher's art, Brian.
Brian Walbey: You might be right Tom, Mary thinks they are to scare off other birds.
Still looks as good, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme.
Still looks as good, Brian. I've always thought the birds, cats, whatever, are simply the thatchers flourish.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme. Tom thinks the same as you about the birds.
This is what comes to mind when I imagine an English country cottage. You've captured it so well in this charming image, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes they are a fine pair of cottages aren't they, long may these old places remain, they are so very English.
Beautiful - I love how you captured the lovely tree on the right!!
Brian Walbey: I feel it is a picture of traditional old England.

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