It is great to see the care and attention that is now being lavished on this working farm estate. One only has to look at the main drive, where the trees have been lopped and the grass verges cut.
|31th May - Main Estate Drive|
Top Lodge has also been renovated, with an extension, new windows and landscaping - a huge improvement.
|31st May - Top Lodge [a sensitive renovation]|
|31st May - Top Lodge [landscaping complete]|
|31st May - Top Lodge [new front door]|
|31st May - Top Lodge [new extension]|
Some old photos of Top Lodge
|View of Top Lodge and Main Gate to the Estate - Old Sleaford Road|
Look at the intricate bargeboards and carpentry in the next photo.
|The Main Gate Griffins - with shield displaying the Ripon Coat of Arms|
Unfortunately, the Griffins from the pillars have long since disappeared... to who knows where?
|The chimneys - no longer in place|
No metalled surface in the old days.