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Rural Landscapes Collection (#4)

The English Countryside

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Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Glastonbury Tor K020304

Glastonbury Tor K020304
GLASTONBURY TOR, Somerset. View of the Tor from Butt Moor Bridge. Reputedly the Isle of Avalon

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Ingleborough Common EAW603463

Ingleborough Common EAW603463
Ingleborough Common, Yorkshire Dales. Aerial view of a limestone pavement - a natural karst landform consisting of a flat incised surface of exposed limestone. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Hadrians Wall N060989

Hadrians Wall N060989
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. General view of wall at Steel Rigg. hadrian

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Poppy field N071385

Poppy field N071385
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTRYSIDE. View of poppies in field with white cloud in the sky

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Monday Cleugh K040921

Monday Cleugh K040921
MONDAY CLEUGH, Akeld, Northumberland. View from the West of the ramparts of the Iron Age hillfort

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: View from Little Trowlesworthy Tor K041102

View from Little Trowlesworthy Tor K041102
LITTLE TROWLESWORTHY TOR, Shaugh Prior, Devon. View looking towards quarry

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Castle Acre Castle N071221

Castle Acre Castle N071221
CASTLE ACRE CASTLE, Norfolk. Earthworks in the lower ward of the castle viewed from the north. A visitor pauses while walking his dog to look out over the early morning countryside

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Stonehenge N071216

Stonehenge N071216
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. View of Stonehenge at sunrise

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Hadrians Wall J080006

Hadrians Wall J080006
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. Hotbank Crags, near turret 37B. The sun sets behind the wall showing Crag Lough and Highshields Crags in the distance. hadrian

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Hadrians Wall: Misty valley J080004

Hadrians Wall: Misty valley J080004
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. View from Peel Crags, near turret 39A. Mist fills the valley south of the wall at day-break as the sky reflects the pre-dawn light. hadrian

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Hadrians Wall : Steel Rigg J080002

Hadrians Wall : Steel Rigg J080002
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. The morning sun begins to warm the frosted meadow beneath Steel Rigg. hadrian

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Hadrians Wall J080001

Hadrians Wall J080001
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. Cawfield Crags, west of turret 41B. View of the wall stretching towards Whin Sill and Cawfields Quarry as the sunsets, illuminating the sky. hadrian

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Barley at dusk N071213

Barley at dusk N071213
NORFOLK COUNTRYSIDE. View of a barleyfield, at dusk, near Ludham. Cereal grain

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Castleton shrouded in mist N050057

Castleton shrouded in mist N050057
CASTLETON, Peak District, Derbyshire. Early morning view from Mam Tor looking down onto Castleton showing the valley shrouded in mist as a factory chimney adds smoke to the air

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Sunset K070059

Sunset K070059
KENT COUNTRYSIDE. View of felled tree trunk and sunset. Rays of sunlight against the evening clouds

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Towton Battlefield K940712

Towton Battlefield K940712
TOWTON BATTLEFIELD, North Yorkshire. Site of battle of 1461. Stone cross and wheat field. Cereal grain

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Castlerigg Stone Circle N071056

Castlerigg Stone Circle N071056
CASTLERIGG STONE CIRCLE, Cumbria. General view of the stone circle showing the fells in the background

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Castlerigg Stone Circle N071054

Castlerigg Stone Circle N071054
CASTLERIGG STONE CIRCLE, Cumbria. Storm clouds loom over the stone circle

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Castlerigg Stone Circle N071049

Castlerigg Stone Circle N071049
CASTLERIGG STONE CIRCLE, Cumbria. Dark storm clouds loom over the stones

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Hadrians Wall: Housesteads Fort N071086

Hadrians Wall: Housesteads Fort N071086
HADRIANs WALL: HOUSESTEADS FORT, Northumberland. View along the wall away from Housesteads Fort. hadrian

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Dartmoor N071130

Dartmoor N071130
DARTMOOR, Devon. General view of the landscape near Whiteworks Tin Mine

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Powder Mills, Dartmoor N071126

Powder Mills, Dartmoor N071126
DARTMOOR, Devon. Remains of the Powder Mills at Postbridge against an overcast sky

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Powder Mills, Dartmoor N071127

Powder Mills, Dartmoor N071127
DARTMOOR, Devon. Remains of the Powder Mills at Postbridge, with chimney in the foreground, against an overcast sky

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: English village a079531

English village a079531
A view from an elevated position over an unidentified village lane, showing foliage in the foreground, with thatched cottages and a rural landscape of fields beyond

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Ploughed field a079453

Ploughed field a079453
A view along the furrows of a neatly ploughed field near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, with a lone tree in the centre of the field and rolling hills in the distance. Photographed by John Gay in 1953

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Wooded riverbank a074164

Wooded riverbank a074164
A view from a wooded riverbank with tree trunks in the foreground, looking over a calm and sunny stretch of shallow river to a field beside woodland

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Wooded riverbank a074158

Wooded riverbank a074158
A view from a wooded riverbank with tree trunks in the foreground, looking over a calm stretch of river to a field and hillside woodland

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Wild flowers a074138

Wild flowers a074138
A close-up of grasses and wildflowers growing on a bank in the Somerset countryside, with a rural landscape and woodland in the background. Photographed by John Gay. Date range: 1950-1965

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Bosworth Battlefield K940708

Bosworth Battlefield K940708
BOSWORTH BATTLEFIELD, Leicestershire. Site of the battle of 1485

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Blore Heath Battlefield K930399

Blore Heath Battlefield K930399
BLORE HEATH BATTLEFIELD, Staffordshire. Site of the battle of Blore Heath, 23rd September 1459 ( Wars of the Roses )

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Alport, Derbyshire a069783

Alport, Derbyshire a069783
ALPORT, Derbyshire. A single span stone bridge carries the road over the River Lathkill. Photographed by John Gay in 1959

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Gamekeeper a067099

Gamekeeper a067099
A rural landscape near Basingstoke, Hampshire. A gamekeeper and his dogs walk away from the camera with the skyline of Basingstoke just visible on the horizon. Date range 1960-1980. John Gay

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Rural river scene a079535

Rural river scene a079535
A view along a calm stretch of river near an unidentified village, showing cows standing in the shallows, and the village church visible to the left of frame in the distance

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Rural river scene a079524

Rural river scene a079524
A view of a river running through a rural wooded area, with the low sun shining through tree foliage in the midground. Possibly photographed in the woodland gardens at Dartington Hall, South Hams

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Mitchells Fold Stone Circle K060270

Mitchells Fold Stone Circle K060270
MITCHELLs FOLD STONE CIRCLE, Shropshire. View of two of the remaining standing stones of the Bronze Age stone circle

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Mayburgh Henge K060246

Mayburgh Henge K060246
MAYBURGH HENGE, Cumbria. View towards the standing stone located in the middle of the henge showing snow fall on the fells behind

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Clun Castle K060184

Clun Castle K060184
CLUN CASTLE, near Ludlow, Shropshire. General view of the castle showing its picturesque surroundings and extensive earthworks

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Arbor Low Stone Circle K060169

Arbor Low Stone Circle K060169
ARBOR LOW STONE CIRCLE, Derbyshire. Detailed view of the neolithic monument showing the Derbyshire Dales in the background

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Arbor Low Stone Circle K060167

Arbor Low Stone Circle K060167
ARBOR LOW STONE CIRCLE, Derbyshire. General view of the stone circle showing the Derbyshire dales in the background

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Hadrians Wall K020993

Hadrians Wall K020993
HADRIANs WALL: HOUSESTEADS FORT (VERCOVICIUM), Northumberland. View along wall looking towards Knag Burn Gate. hadrian

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Wingfield Manor K031076

Wingfield Manor K031076
WINGFIELD MANOR, Derbyshire. View of the manor from the High Tower with countryside beyond. Medieval manor built 1440s. Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned here in 1569, 1584 and 1585

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: North Tyne River K011677

North Tyne River K011677
NORTH TYNE RIVER, Chollerford, Northumberland. Snow view of river in landscape

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Beeston Castle J860369

Beeston Castle J860369
BEESTON CASTLE, Cheshire. View of the castle from the south

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Rievaulx Abbey J870076

Rievaulx Abbey J870076
RIEVAULX ABBEY, North Yorkshire. Winter view from the hillside

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Hadrians Wall K850180

Hadrians Wall K850180
HADRIANs WALL: CAWFIELDS, Northumberland. View along the wall. hadrian

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Egglestone Abbey K021397

Egglestone Abbey K021397
EGGLESTONE ABBEY, Durham. View from the North East showing the monastery and the River Tees

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Hadrians Wall J910098

Hadrians Wall J910098
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. The view from Cuddys Crag looking east. hadrian

Background imageRural Landscapes Collection: Wingfield Manor K940856

Wingfield Manor K940856
WINGFIELD MANOR, South Wingfield, Derbyshire. Exterior view of the medieval manor house built c1429-56 and was where Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisioned




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