Market Lavington Museum

Parsonage Lane/Spin Hill


Once again today we turn to one of those marvellous sketches drawn by Philip Wynell Mayow back in the 1830s.

Sketch by Philip Wynell Mayow - believed to be of Parsonage Lane and drawn in about 1837

Sketch by Philip Wynell Mayow – believed to be of Parsonage Lane and drawn in about 1837

This one he has just captioned as Market Lavington.

Just captioned as Market Lavington

Just captioned as Market Lavington

There isn’t a date or any further location given. We think it is Parsonage Lane, possibly leading up to Spin Hill but we cannot be certain. It is a wonderfully tree lined scene which fits what we know of the road today but the distant house (maybe two), on the right, can’t be identified.

Just where were these cottage buildings?

Just where were these cottage buildings?

This is at least 170 years old and provides us with that glimpse of Market Lavington, pre photographic records. But we would love to be able to place it precisely.