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Rural Landscapes Collection (#3)

The English Countryside

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Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: West Kennet Long Barrow from the air K040320

West Kennet Long Barrow from the air K040320
WEST KENNET LONG BARROW, Avebury, Wiltshire. Aerial view of the site looking West. Part of the Avebury World Heritage Site

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Cockersand Abbey, Lancashire

Cockersand Abbey, Lancashire
Grade I listed chapter house of Cockersand Abbey near Lancaster. IoE 182270

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Telephone Kiosk, Hardknott Pass

Telephone Kiosk, Hardknott Pass
Picturesque view of rural Cumbria showing type K6 telephone box in foreground. IoE 76298

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Ketton Packhorse Bridge

Ketton Packhorse Bridge
Low and narrow hump-backed bridge of the late C17- early C18. County Durham. IoE 350387

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Church of St James

Church of St James
Parish Church in the picturesque setting of Buttermere, Cumbria. IoE 72162

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Pillar Box

Pillar Box
Victorian Post Box alongside road, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire. IoE 152138

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Riverbank FF002955

Riverbank FF002955
Riverbank with daisies, West Berkshire. A stretch of unidentified river, with boats moored on the far bank and a lock gate in the distance. Photographed late 1960s or early 1970s by John Gay

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Packhorse Bridge DP169852

Packhorse Bridge DP169852
Gaisgill Medieval Packhorse Bridge, Fawcett Mill Fields, Gaisgill, Tebay, Cumbria. View looking down stream from west

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Billingham DP143513

Billingham DP143513
Billingham, Stockton on Tees. Industrial landscape with farmland in the foreground. Aldous Huxley was inspired to write Brave New World after visiting Billingham

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Exmoor RAF_540_846_PFFO_0112

Exmoor RAF_540_846_PFFO_0112
County Gate and Cosgate Hill, Exmoor, Devon. An aerial view of County Gate and Cosgate Hill before moorland improvement and forestry planning. Photographed by the RAF in August 1952

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: St Germans EAW131397

St Germans EAW131397
St Germans, Cornwall. Photographed in June 1964. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Peveril Castle N050075

Peveril Castle N050075
PEVERIL CASTLE, Derbyshire. View from the South East looking across Cavedale towards the castle

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: West Ilsley Downs CC97_02717

West Ilsley Downs CC97_02717
WINDMILL HILL, West Ilsley, Berkshire. Ladies and children walking in the beautiful landscape of the West Ilsley Downs. A meandering path leads the eye on towards the windmill on Windmill Hill

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Congleton Viaduct a98_05397

Congleton Viaduct a98_05397
CONGLETON VIADUCT, Cheshire. General view of the Congleton Viaduct across agricultural land. There is a train crossing. Photographed by Eric de Mare (active 1945-80)

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Patcham Windmill a98_05267

Patcham Windmill a98_05267
PATCHAM, East Sussex. Three horsemen ride past Patcham tower mill on the Downs behind Brighton. Photographed by Eric de Mare (active 1945-80)

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Hardknott Pass, Cumbria N081058

Hardknott Pass, Cumbria N081058
HARDKNOTT PASS, Cumbria. General view of landscape from summit of Hardknott Pass, with Hardknott Roman Fort

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Hardknott Pass, Cumbria N081057

Hardknott Pass, Cumbria N081057
HARDKNOTT PASS, Lake District, Cumbria. Landscape views with Roman fort in far distance

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Roseberry Topping N100024

Roseberry Topping N100024
ROSEBERRY TOPPING, North Yorkshire. Snow view of hill on North Yorkshire moors with animal tracks

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Egton Moor K100005

Egton Moor K100005
EGTON MOOR, North Yorkshire. View of the moor between Goathland and Egton Bridge. Ice forms on an expanse of water with tree on the horizon

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Cleveland Hills N100021

Cleveland Hills N100021
CLEVELAND HILLS, North York Moors National Park. Early morning view from Great Ayton Moor over a drystone wall, looking across frost-covered fields and moorland

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Elephant grass in snow N100016

Elephant grass in snow N100016
Snowfall covers a biocrop in Somerset. Elephant grass is used for biofuel and thatching

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Battle Abbey battlefield K060304

Battle Abbey battlefield K060304
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Misty view of the battlefield at sunrise looking into the sun

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Offas Dyke, Herefordshire N090410

Offas Dyke, Herefordshire N090410
OFFAs DYKE, Llanfair Hill, Herefordshire. General view, with sheep

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Hadrians Wall J060260

Hadrians Wall J060260
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. Hadrians Wall winding over the rural landscape. hadrian

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Hadrians Wall J060253

Hadrians Wall J060253
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. View along the wall looking east located half a mile west of Housesteads. hadrian

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Hadrians Wall snow scene K060468

Hadrians Wall snow scene K060468
HADRIANs WALL: WALLTOWN CRAGS, Northumberland. View from Walltown Crags showing the snow covered wall. hadrian

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Hadrians Wall J060259

Hadrians Wall J060259
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. Hadrians Wall winding over the rural landscape. hadrian

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Hadrians Wall J060250

Hadrians Wall J060250
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. View along the Wall, looking east, located half a mile west of Housesteads. hadrian

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Hadrians Wall J060249

Hadrians Wall J060249
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. The sun sets in the sky showing the wall stretching off into the distance. hadrian

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Field at sunset N090179

Field at sunset N090179
The sun sets over a Lincolnshire landscape

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Cley Windmill K022031

Cley Windmill K022031
CLEY NEXT THE SEA, Norfolk. View of Cley Windmill with river, marshland and small jetty in the foreground

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Rievaulx Abbey K050265

Rievaulx Abbey K050265
RIEVAULX ABBEY, North Yorkshire. The Abbey seen from Rievaulx Terrace

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Cumbrian landscape N071925

Cumbrian landscape N071925
GREENBURN COPPER MINE, near Little Langdale, Lake District, Cumbria. View of the once natural waterbody which was dammed in the early 18th century to provide water for the mine

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Cumbrian landscape N071924

Cumbrian landscape N071924
GREENBURN COPPER MINE, near Little Langdale, Lake District, Cumbria. View of the once natural waterbody which was dammed in the early 18th century to provide water for the mine

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Milestone K022126

Milestone K022126
LANDSCAPE NEAR THETFORD, Norfolk. View of milestone inscribed " Thetford 4 Miles" and tree

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Milestone K022125

Milestone K022125
LANDSCAPE NEAR THETFORD, Norfolk. Detail of milestone inscribed " Thetford 4 Miles"

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Trees K022124

Trees K022124
LANDSCAPE NEAR THETFORD, Norfolk. View of lines of trees on the horizon

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Ploughing OP04506

Ploughing OP04506
A newly ploughed field near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The farmer on his tractor is sillouhetted on the horizon. Photographed by John Gay during 1950s 1960s

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Country road a081285

Country road a081285
A long straight country road near Stamfordham, Northumberland. Photographed by John Gay during the 1950s

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Cumbrian view a080561

Cumbrian view a080561
Lake district landscape, Cumbria. Sun behind dark cloud with tree and stone wall in the foreground. Photographed by John Gay c.1956

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Watendlath, Borrowdale, Cumbria a080406

Watendlath, Borrowdale, Cumbria a080406
WATENDLATH, Borrowdale, Cumbria. The hamlet of Watendlath viewed across Watendlath Tarn. Photographed between December 1953 and January 1954 by John Gay

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Maiden Castle N080428

Maiden Castle N080428
MAIDEN CASTLE, Dorset. View along the ramparts

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Stone bridge, Dartmoor N071837

Stone bridge, Dartmoor N071837
DARTMOOR, Devon. General view of leat and stone bridge

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Egton Moor K021738

Egton Moor K021738
EGTON MOOR, North Yorkshire. View of the moor between Goathland and Egton. Bridge

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Blea Tarn, Lake District N061019

Blea Tarn, Lake District N061019
BLEA TARN, Lake District National Park, Cumbria. The Langdale Pikes reflected in Blea Tarn

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Wast Water, Lake District N061018

Wast Water, Lake District N061018
WAST WATER, Lake District National Park, Cumbria. Shoreline of the lake with gorse bushes and mountains in the distance. View towards Scafell

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Hadrians Wall K970905

Hadrians Wall K970905
HADRIANs WALL: CAWFIELDS, Northumberland. View along the wall. hadrian

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Roseberry Topping K011548

Roseberry Topping K011548
ROSEBERRY TOPPING, North Yorkshire. Snow view of hill on North Yorkshire moors




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