Winterbourne Stoke

 

A panorama of Winterbourne Stoke, shot from the road to Shrewton, and looking  towards the south-east. The A 303 runs across the photo, beyond the blocks of council housing.

 

winterstoke.jpg (112293 bytes)

25th August 2001

 

streetmap of Winterbourne Stoke

winterstoke.jpg (112293 bytes)

800-08250018.jpg (71492 bytes)

The approach to Winterbourne Stoke from the west, after leaving the dual carriageway from Wylye. The flat expanse of Salisbury Plain can be seen, as can the landcover of arable and woodland patches.

 

800-08250018.jpg (71492 bytes)

25th August 2001

800-08250021.jpg (133517 bytes)

The descent into the valley at the speed limit, complete with red asphalt. At least at this time traffic was flowing quite readily. However, it was an August Saturday at half four in the afternoon, so the situation changed rapidly!

 

800-08250021.jpg (133517 bytes)

25th August 2001

800-08250025.jpg (107602 bytes)

Pressure-jamming on the single carriageway, facing east.

 

800-08250025.jpg (107602 bytes)

 

25th August 2001

800-08250032.jpg (126836 bytes)

This time the jam is going west, slowly.

 

800-08250032.jpg (126836 bytes)

 

25th August 2001

800-08250026.jpg (121201 bytes)

Economic interests in the village that need the A 303 to continue on its present course include the garage.

 

800-08250026.jpg (121201 bytes)

 

25th August 2001

800-08250027.jpg (87647 bytes)

Also in need of passing trade is The Bell Inn. It has spacious car parking and gardens next to the chalk stream beyond.

 

800-08250027.jpg (87647 bytes)

 

25th August 2001

800-08250030.jpg (129792 bytes)

The River Till is a classic chalk stream, a winterbourne (normally flows only in winter). This photo displays the countryside to the north of the village. I have not seen the river so full in August in over thirty years.

 

800-08250030.jpg (129792 bytes)

 

25th August 2001

800-08250033.jpg (135819 bytes)

Church Street contains most of the small village, with the church at its southern end. the photo was taken across the A 303 facing south.

 

800-08250033.jpg (135819 bytes)

 

25th August 2001

800-08250037.jpg (118702 bytes)

Shot from the western approach to Winterbourne Stoke, the site of the local great house reflects the tranquil nature of this chalk valley.

 

800-08250037.jpg (118702 bytes)

 

25th August 2001

800-08250038.jpg (119338 bytes)

The turning to Shrewton, the B3083, is on the left of the photograph.

 

800-08250038.jpg (119338 bytes)

 

25th August 2001

800-08250024.jpg (124741 bytes)

Towards the A 303, taken from the Shrewton road.

 

800-08250024.jpg (124741 bytes)

 

25th August 2001

Gallery

Home