Boarstall Tower & Boarstall Duck Decoy
April 29, 2006
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First the pictures from Boarstall Tower.
Description of the property copied from the National Trust web site: John de Haudlo built Buckinghamshire's only complete medieval fortified building in 1312, both as defence for his house (demolished 1778) and as an expression of his status. Although updated in 1615 for use as a banqueting pavilion or hunting lodge, and to reflect the latest taste, it retained its medieval belfry, crossloops and crenallations. Today the exterior and many rooms remain virtually unchanged from that time.
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Now the pictures from Boarstall Duck Decoy.
Another description blatantly robbed from the National Trust web site: A once-common feature of the English countryside and now one of only four surviving in the country, the decoy is set on a tree-fringed lake. There is a nature trail, exhibition hall and displays on open days.
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