Market Lavington Museum

Topiary


If you ask older people when something happened they are inclined to say, ‘oh, I suppose it was about five years ago’.

We have certainly been told this about a rather elegant piece of topiary that used to be in front of houses on Parsonage Lane. We have seen the topiary before (click here).

The topiary did survive into the colour photo era and can be seen on this image which dates from the early 1970s.

Topiary outside number 8 Parsonage Lane, Market Lavington in the early 1970s

Topiary outside number 8 Parsonage Lane, Market Lavington in the early 1970s

There it is, outside number 8 Parsonage Lane and still looking much as it had done in the 1930s.

Up the garden path

Up the garden path

Can anyone tell us (for sure) who cut this tree into its shape, When they first did it and just when the tree was removed? We’d love to know.