Bramcote - Town and Country
w/e 24 August 2003

A shortened version of Broxtowe Borough Council's "Bramcote Village" walk

 White Lion

For our circular walk around Bramcote Village and Burnt Hill we parked on Church Street and then took a left turn into Town Street, the narrow lane that runs through the village. In many places there is only room for a footpath on one side of the road and even then, at the White Lion it has a dual function serving as an access way to the pub with part of the hostelry overhanging.
Town Street Cottages

The pub entrance provides a good vantage point for some of the cottages on Town Street.
Cow Lane Alms Houses

At the junction with Cow Lane, the Francis Longden Alms Houses stand on the corner. This is the view from the corner of Moss Drive which forms the next part of the route.
The Sunken Church

But before continuing up Moss Drive, we must first take note of the remains of St Luke's Church which stands on the corner. A small church existed in Bramcote as early as 1246 and it has been suggested that this tower could have been part of that church. Whatever the truth, the tower standing in the graveyard is all that now remains of St Luke's and is known locally as the "Sunken Church".
 Fern Flanked Footpath

 We now head for the country and towards the highest point of our walk by following a path by iron railings around the waterworks. Crossing a field and over a stile the route then reaches Burnt Hill via a fern flanked footpath .....
Fields And Houses

.... from where we can enjoy the view across the surrounding fields and houses. This one is in the direction of Stanton By Dale over parts of Bramcote and Stapleford.
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