At the top of the Park is an area we have called the ‘sheepfold’ entrance (although, in truth, waller Martyn Hornsby-Smith tells us the walls are probably too low for that). On old maps it looks like a triangular walled area, and some of us old enough to remember, vaguely recall such a structure with a stile, and a seat that looked west. We don’t know what this area was, and we don’t know exactly how it looked. The walls have disappeared, and all that remains is the sides of the stile, lying in the path (providing a stand for Bellway’s Simon Uttley in the picture. Councillor Graham Latty is standing in the gap of the old stile). So, we are putting out an appeal for anyone who remembers what the area looked like: do you have a picture, a map, or could you do a rough drawing. Most of all, does anyone know what it was used for – was it an animal fold, or maybe a turning circle for carts, or even something to do with the drainage that cross the Park around this point. As the churn stand, and an interesting set of stone gateposts are also in the area, we’d like to restore this feature, but need more information to do it properly .
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