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Some pictures from around the picturesque hamstone village.

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March 2007 - The village church of St Catherine with 12th century origins.

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March 2007 - The Kings Arms Inn.

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March 2007 - Cottages in Middle Street.

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March 2007 - The centre of the village. The Phelips Arms, named after the family that built the Elizabethan country  house.

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March 2007 - Cottages in the village centre.

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March 2007 - The TV, Radio and Toy museum.

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March 2007 - The village green.

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March 2007 - Middle Street.

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June 2007 - The village centre decorated with bunting for the summer fair.

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June 2007 - More bunting along the streets.

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August 2011 - Looking down on the house and estate from the top of St Michaels Hill.

May 2016 - Some new pictures from the “Lady’s walk”. This a circular walk up into the woods above the village. Details of the walk can be found in a leaflet available from the visitor reception at Montacute House.

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May 16 - Perfect timing to see the magnificent carpet of bluebells.

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May 16 - I could not resist a closer look.

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May 16 - It is always difficult to fully capture the true colour and light in the woodland.

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May 16 - On the walk back down the valley there are a couple of really old trees. This oak is estimated to be about three hundred years old.

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May 16 - This is an old sweet chestnut also about three hundred years old.

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May 16 - a closer look at the characteristic gnarled and twisted chestnut trunk.