Sunday, 11 November 2012

Betty's Lodge



This pretty little lodge, with its unusual part-octagonal design, stands near the east entrance to the Bingley St Ives estate. I don't know how it got its name, but perhaps someone called Betty lived there once. When the St Ives mansion was a family residence, the Lodge would have been occupied by an estate employee. I believe that nowadays the cottage is privately owned. The owners obviously enjoy feeding the wild birds; there must be a rich variety of wildlife in the surrounding woods. And fairies at the bottom of the garden, I feel sure...

6 comments:

  1. Definitely fairies at the bottom of the garden.

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  2. I wonder if the owners sit inside and take photos of birds from the window like I do! :)

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  3. It would be like living out a fantasy to live here. Just those arched windows . . .

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  4. Around the time of the coronation I was six and my father worked for the estate, which was being administered by Bingley local Council having been bought by them in 1929. We lived in Betty's Lodge for about two years in the "tied" cottage. Thanks for sharing your photo...

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