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Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Wall dated 1769


Whilst wandering around Mottram Church last month, just below the burial ground, I came upon this wall dated 1769.

As far as I could tell the door doesn't seem to lead anywhere in particular. I imagine there was once an enclosure of some sort here but now there is just this wall.

13 comments:

Angela Robak said...

I imagine the door being an escape route, for someone wanting to take a peaceful walk in that yonder forest.....Great photo! Love the textures!

postcardsfromasmalltown said...

I love this picture. Just an old free standing wall with a door. Very evocative.

magiceye said...

a standalone wall.... metaphysically lovely

Jilly said...

Just as you were commenting on the 'legs' I was about to comment on this photo. Such a beautiful wall and it appears to be drystone - perhaps not? I always amazed how they hold together. I suppose it would have had to have had some restoration if it was built in 1769.

Absolutely beautiful.

Paula said...

I can't help to feel some respect for those things that stand in time.

Mo said...

Treasures like these are so exciting to find.

Lois said...

It's beautiful and fun to imagine it being so old and what it must have been used for. The stones are so interesting the way they fit together and have held up for so long!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

such a timeless photo and so hard to believe the voices and life that passed by this wall. Thanks for your comments on my site about the photos from my photography tour to Vermillion Cliffs and Slot Canyons. I have many more coming up and the slot canyon photos are truly amazing. It was quite a trip. And yes, I like to see photographers in action too. We sometimes forget these images are interesting too.

Cezar and Léia said...

This brings to mind something like "a passage in time"!
God bless you!
Cezar

imac said...

Wonderful post and wall and I just love that gate Gerald.

Tom Hatton said...

The enclosure is actually a replica (a monument to) of a pub which was orginially cut into the wall adjacent to that photo.

The wine glass on the stone plaque signifies that.

Chris said...

Maybe it is in some way related to the blocked up window that you can see to the right of the door.

Rogtag said...

That was the entrance to the Black Bull Inn

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