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Husthwaite [May. 19th, 2008|08:48 am]
Tony Grist
Driving south, we spotted a road sign pointing to a 12th century church. Ailz wanted a coffee break and I wanted Romanesque arches so Ruth made the turning and we ended up in the village of Husthwaite- which is Saxon for "house in a clearing".

The pub was friendly and there was a grand view from the churchyard of the Kilburn white horse- the most northerly of such hill figures. It isn't an ancient tribal totem. It was created in 1857.



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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-05-19 06:45 pm (UTC)
I never take it for granted. It's one of my gripes about this town that it's a creation of the industrial revolution and there's very little above ground that's earlier than the 19th century- though we do have a Roman road running accross the end of our street.
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[User Picture]From: solar_diablo
2008-05-19 06:52 pm (UTC)
Phoenix, Arizona would amaze you. I think city planners here consider any building built before 1960 an historical landmark.
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