My wife's sister lives in Nettleham and on a recent visit I left them to talk and had a walk around the village taking photographs along the way.
Nettleham is a fairly large village, 3 miles north of Lincoln and there has been a settlement there since the Bronze Age. The village gets it's name from "place of nettles" and has a shallow beck running right through the village. The locals tell me that you can't consider yourself a true resident of Nettleham until you have fallen into the Beck!
|My walk started from Washdyke Lane leading into the village.|
|Further along there is a mix of building styles.|
|Here my walk turns left down Watermill Lane and to The Beck.|
|The Beck, an attractive feature of Nettleham. The house on the left|
was once a water mill.
|A view of the Old Mill from one of the footbridges, the wheel was once on|
the side of the building, just beyond the little stone bridge.
|Turning right allows you to walk along The Beck, along the rear of houses and on into the village.|
|The white bridge is for people to take a short cut from The beck into the rear of The White Hart.|
|Here we see another bridge with houses on both sides as we approach the High Street and the church.|
|The High Street can be seen beyond this modern but attractive bridge.|
|The houses along here are very attractive, built mainly from Lincoln Sandstone and all|
have very pretty gardens.
|Turning round affords a view of the Beckside along which I've just walked.|
|Where the road crosses The Beck you can see another house which we will visit again later.|
you may see that The beck also serves as the driveway to this house and there is a sloping
entrance to access the building by car!
|The water is rarely very deep, as these two demonstrate but that might change in times of flood!|
|To the right of The Beck is The Old School, now used for meetings and various groups.|
|To the left of the road over The beck is the Parish Church.|
|Continuing over The Beck and along the road we are now approaching the village centre and|
the village green around which are the main shops and a couple of public houses.
|I like pictures of interesting shops and buildings so these two stood out as worth recording.|
|The end of this set of images and, appropriately I'll finish with a picture of one of the pubs in the|
village green area.
All pictures taken on a Panasonic Lumix FZ150.