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  • The Wellbeing Gamer
    Cannock, UK852 contributions
    A nice morning out with friends, the play park is pretty good for children. You can also go for a nice walk, just be careful of Mountain Bikers.
    Written 27 April 2021
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  • Sany
    Tamworth, UK277 contributions
    Awesome little find, off the beaten track but well worth it on a nice hot sunny day. Would recommend to family’s and bikers.
    Written 23 February 2020
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  • Kirsty U
    4 contributions
    New to the area,

    What a little gem this place is. So peaceful and not to many people. Lots of wildlife to be seen also great for dogs
    Written 16 September 2022
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  • Nicky A
    Birkenhead, UK69 contributions
    A beautiful abbey right next to the river in Polesworth. We were spoilt because we stayed in the abbey gatehouse on holiday and so this was our next door neighbour. Well worth a visit even if you’re not religious.
    Written 30 March 2023
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  • Shelbypoppit
    Dobrich, Bulgaria3,154 contributions
    I live in the village so have noticed the obelisk for some time but had never heard about the history of it until I did a recent google search. I was quite surprised at just how old it is and to discover there was an old church and burial ground here.
    After reading the history I decided to take a closer look. The obelisk is perched upon a hill overlooking Polesworth and right next to a new residential development which luckily has had no effect on this piece of history. The field is normally full of sheep so you need to be respectful to the land owners when visiting. Up close you can see the age of the obelisk but it has weathered well. There is an inscription as follows - 'Site of Chapel of St. Leonard at Hoo. Demolished 1538 / 30th Henry VIII'.
    Written 8 August 2017
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  • Jaybird
    Chesterfield, UK3,340 contributions
    I pass this memorial when driving down to Pooley Nature Reserve. One day there were a group of people doing some weeding and giving it a tidy up. It was nice to see people from the local community doing this as the memorial relates to people from the pit that once stood there that lost their lives during the war. I hope more people will visit it and perhaps tend to it from time to time
    Written 21 August 2017
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  • Chris L
    Oxford, UK36 contributions
    Hmmmmm........well the oldest thing there were the people 'shopping'
    Its more like an indoor car boot sale.....avoid
    Written 22 July 2017
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  • BigSid1965
    Hinckley, UK2 contributions
    I travelled from work in Coventry, on a Friday afternoon to visit the site. I wasn't sure what I would find, but hoped that some actions had been taken to clear the area, allow parking, and remove any ivy from the walls, as well as maintain the dovecote.
    Well, nothing appears to have changed, and this was a wasted journey. Someone has clearly decided to turn their back on this heritage site.
    I passed the site and ended-up back in Tamworth. The sign was hidden behind bushes/hedges; there was no 'brown sign' or road signage guiding the visitor. When I did spot the area on a second attempt, I parked near the gate. The site is covered in hip-high grass, but there are some clear footpaths, and the main ruin of the priory (arch etc.) is clear, but this is the only positive point.
    The dovecote is the place I wanted to visit, but this was completely overgrown, and access was barred by brambles (the whole path was just choked with them). I walked around the canal towpath, and ivy covered the building, although you could make out the rectangular shape of the building - if you didn't know it was there, you would simply miss it.
    This appears to be the mindset of the local authority - ignore it, hide it and no one has to worry about it, because eventually no one will visit it or raise any questions about it. This is a building deemed to be at risk by Heritage England, who make references to "the modern car park, picnic tables and post and wire fences and all modern paths"; I think time has moved on since the site was scheduled and last visited - the only amenity for the visitor is a smelly dog waste bin, which gives the site a certain odour on a warm sunny day.
    I hope that one day, better access is provided, some useful signage that actually highlights or guides the visitor to the place is erected, and the dovecote is cleared and basically restored. It wouldn't take a lot, but I don't think anyone really cares...
    Written 24 June 2023
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