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Edited by Richard Walker, Friday, 4 Nov 2022, 17:36

It was a beautiful autumn day this Friday. I managed to capture this magic moment when the sun just caught the weathervane on the clock tower at Wimpole Hall.


The name 'Wimpole' is an interesting one. In Domesday it is spelt 'Winepole' = Win's Pool and the pool in question is still there, although it is more of a lake. Of Wina nothing is known but perhaps it is the same name as Wynn. At the time of Domesday, 1086, there were only 13 households, a small place even by the standards of the time. The Lord was Count Alan of Brittany. Pre-conquest it had belonged to the rather poetically named Edeva the Fair.

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