Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Village of Lacock, No. 9


A house across West Street--someone said those vines get in the roof tiles and cause leaks. At the far end of that building where you can see a bit of an arched opening, that's the Bus Shelter. I read this online: This must be one of the most interesting bus shelters in the country. It was a part of the last remaining smithy in Lacock where, in the 1870s and 1880s George Ring was the blacksmith and farrier. The business was carried on by Mrs Matilda Ring until the First World War. It is in West street between The George and the War Memorial. The building just beyond it with the sign is The George Inn. I read this online: Dates back to 1361 and features a grand open fireplace with dogwheel. Good food and fine ales available. Patio, children’s garden and car parking. Dog friendly.


A close up of the vine--how old must it be to have become of such a diameter?


Jim Klenke said...

I'd like to have a house covered in vines but I would worry about the leaks too.

William Kendall said...

I'd be worried about the damage these can do to the walls, but it's obviously been there a long time. I like the sound of the inn.