Category Archives: Blot on the Landscape

Blot on the Landscape – Close-board Fencing

Is there any nastier or lazier way to mark a boundary than the ubiquitous close-board fence? The cheapest method of enclosing outside space (and looks it) which is why it is thoughtlessly used everywhere. It often blocks ancient routes for wildlife … Continue reading

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Blot on the Historic Landscape – The Port Meadow Scandal

CASTLE MILL GRADUATE STUDENT ACCOMMODATION, OXFORD Port Meadow is an ancient area of water meadow by the Thames on the edge of Oxford. Around 300 acres (120 hectares) in area it is still used for grazing cattle and horses, as it … Continue reading

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