ST8477 : Castle Combe - Pound and seat

taken 8 years ago, near to Castle Combe, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Castle Combe - Pound and seat
Castle Combe - Pound and seat
The village pound was originally for the temporary containment of stray animals. To mark Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee a seat was established here in 1977, with a plaque above it recording the event.
Castle Combe

Castle Combe is a very picturesque village about 5 miles from Chippenham in Wiltshire. It is much loved by film-makers because not only does it contain many quaint old English stone buildings, it has no modern buildings. Also (presumably by byelaw) there are no aerials or satellite dishes to be seen, nor are there any telegraph poles.
Some of the numerous films that have used Castle Combe as a location include: Dr Dolittle (1967), Stardust (2007), Wolfman (2010), Warhorse (2011) as well as episodes of TV programmes such as Poirot.
The village's population of about 350 is vastly outnumbered by the many visitors it attracts.
The history of the village dates back to at least the C14th with several existing buildings dating from this time, including the market cross. Most buildings in the village date from the C15th to C18th, and a large percentage of them are EH listed. One of the later buildings is the magnificent Manor House on the edge of the village, set in 365 acres of parkland, which is now a 4* hotel LinkExternal link
The village has its own website here LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Sunday, 8 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 12 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement 
Place (from Tags)
Castle Combe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 8441 7745 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.7464N 2:13.5578W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 8443 7745
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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