Parlington Hall :: Panoramic Views from Parlington

The header picture is of the circular stone structure, comprising twelve arches four open and eight blank in the order of [1 open 2 blank 1 open 2 blank 1 open 2 blank 1 open 2 blank], which lies amidst a clump of trees to the south of the driveway, roughly half way along to the Triumphal Arch. It is a listed monument, Grade 2, and is described as a deer shelter. I rather doubt it was a deer shelter as the four open archways all have stone thresholds, an unusual charcteristic if it were for deer, which suggests that at some time it may have had a floor. Also there is no evidence of how the walls were capped or whether it had a roof. I believe it may have formed a viewing point to the paddocks below in the valley through which the River Crow was so carefully culverted. This area was probably used for the horse breeding activities of Sir Thomas Gascoigne. The building was designed by William Lindley and built circa 1802. All the panoramas' are taken in the vicinity of this structure.

Panorama Views

I am always looking for ways of creating a more engaging experience for my readers, and to this end since my decision to start producing panoramic photos of the area, I have considered a number of locations which would benefit the armchair viewer the opportunity to see certain parts of the estate that are either out of bounds, unknown, or simply out of reach if you are not local. The link on the picture below is to a 360° panorama of the inside of the circular stone listed building which is around a hundred yards off to the left on the south of the main driveway.

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Note: (March 2019) The panorama was originally created as a QuickTime VR movie, this format is no longer supported so it has been re-done using JavaScript. When the new window opens, simply click inside the image and drag to move around the panorama. The movie is made up of 16 images in two tiers, to create the circular panorama.

Triumphal Arch

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The idea behind these panoramic images is to view the subject in context, for example the arch is often photographed, but it is not always obvious how it sits in the landscape, for example to the right and beyond the arch in the distance are the walls which surround the stallion pens, built by Sir Thomas Gascoigne for his breeding activities, (he was famous for winning the Oaks and other prominent races).

Trees on the Driveway

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The beech trees which line the driveway to the Triumphal Arch are gradually disappearing, as they are removed because of damaged boughs brought about by the weather. The trees are at the end of their lifespan, being around 220 years old, new saplings are planted midway between the existing trees so that in time a new avenue will be created.

The Valley of the Crow

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The valley looking east towards Aberford, hidden beneath the svelt green pasture is the small Crow River, really no more than a stream, it originates up in the Bathingwell Plantation beyond the Gamekeeper's Cottage on Parlington Lane.

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The second view of the valley shows the Lodge on Parlington Lane and the retaining wall built for the railway which terminated at Aberford just a few hundred yards beyond the Lodge. This view will disapear within a few years as there is a belt of trees and shrubs recently planted stretching across the valley, as can be seen at the edge of the grass in the middle distance.

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