Some images from the Stretched Circular (July 2021). This hike uses the same pathways as the others on site, hence familiar images. The gates on…

Beautiful colours in the Garden during July, with more to come.

A very short hike (3 miles) South of the village along Dry Doddington Road before re-entering via Brandon Road. The footpath via Littlegates isn't passable…

Images from Dry Doddington Road early July 2021.

A few photographs taken of Brandon Road in early July 2021.

A few photographs taken down the beautiful Fenton Road in early July 2021.

Stubton Description

This small rural village consists of a single settlement which has developed in broadly linear form at the junction of four secondary roads leading from neighbouring villages. In the main, properties are set back from the roads with generous, well-tended grass verges. The village centre, defined by the pleasant open aspect of the crossroads, provides for a small village green, complete with flag pole, original red telephone box, stylish wooden bus shelter, commemorative bench and horse trough. Black metal estate fencing which delineates adjacent property boundaries, contributes to the intimate rural character of the village centre.

The built environment consists of both mixed heritage and more modern properties. A centrally located small Grade II manor house is one example of the former, built from local limestone, with steeply pitched red pantile roof. Located adjacent to Bemrose Croft on the Brandon Road is the former old school house, of single story construction with white painted brick walls and slate pitched roof. This was converted for domestic accommodation some years ago.

Within the village there are also a number of late 18th and 19th century farm houses and cottages, constructed of red brick with red clay pantile roofs. These particularly reflect the built vernacular of the local area and many of the more recently built infill properties of four bedroom detached houses have adopted these materials and style.

The small, neat Grade II* listed church of St Martin Stubton is constructed of dressed limestone, with square tower and crocketted pinnacles. Its walled churchyard provides a tranquil green space at the eastern edge of Stubton.

Stubton Village NEWS

Rally Cars at Fulbeck Airfield

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Click: Image: Copyright author – 6R4 driven by John Price (subsequently owned by the author). Eastwood & District Motor Club Ltd , ran the Jane Cowling Memorial Phoenix Stages at Fulbeck Airfield today. Hope that some of you managed to watch the Rally stages at RAF Fulbeck today. Unfortunately, I …

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Dry Doddington Road Repairs

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Yesterday, 22 July, Dry Doddington Road was being subjected to important repairs, specifically the filling of horrendous potholes by Council Staff. Below is an extract from the Parish Council Minutes  of 23 June 2021 on this subject. 10.2 Doddington Lane – Cllr Crooks informed the council that a meeting had …

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