Westmill Green


We walked down the old Roman road that is now Back Lane from the expansive grassland at Moor Green, passing through Wateringplace Green to Cherry Green (all of which will have their blogs some time soon). Then we headed towards the farm at Wakeley to look across the site of a medieval village of the same name towards the empty fields that still carry the name Berkesdon Green.

Just before a patch of land called Westmill Green is Button Snap. On the verge in front of the thatched, timber frame cottage lies a bust of Charles Lamb who lived there from 1812 to 1815 and gave it its name. The essayist, poet and antiquarian sold the house for £50.

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