Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Linkenholt ...

 ... 'Lôôk English Strawberries' ad
 on the A4 road to Newbury ...
  
 ... brick and flint cottage in Upton, Hampshire
   
 ... signpost in the village of Upton,
direction Linkenholt 2 miles ...
   
 ... Linkenholt, please drive carefully through the village ...
  
 ... this is England! ...
  
 ... the Rectory (1870) ...
... early Arts and Crafts style of building ...
source: britishlistedbuildings.co.uk
   
... Church of St Peter (1871), which originally
dates back to the 12th century but was
significantly rebuilt by William White
in Early English style of a Norman church ...
source: britishlistedbuildings.co.uk

  
Linkenholt ...
 by en.wikipedia.org
... is a village near Andover in Hampshire,
with about 40 inhabitants.The village lies
in an area of outstanding natural beauty ...
  
... the peace is only ever broken by the postman
delivering mail or a stray pheasant ...
source: news.bbc.co.uk
 
... Linkenholt village, Hampshire, has been
 sold to H&M tycoon Stefan Persson ...
... The world's 16th-richest man is preparing
to buy the 2,000 acre Linkenholt estate
near Andover, Hampshire, for £25m ...
  
... It comes complete with an Edwardian-style
manor house, 1,500 acres of farmland,
a 425-acre wood, a cricket ground and
21 cottages leased to villagers....
  
... The only building not included
in the sale is St Peter’s Church ...
  
... Pheasant and partridge shooting rights
should also prove lucrative for the 61-year-old
fashion tycoon, who counts the king and queen
of Sweden among his friends ...
source: guardian.co.uk - Monday 25 May 2009

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