Posted by Roger Wardale on February 29, 2012 at 00:54:57 user RogerW.
In Reply to: Re: Eternal attraction posted by Owen Roberts on February 28, 2012 at 15:38:31:
I suspect that Beckfoot will never be identified beyond dispute. And perhaps that is just as well for AR to keep one secret. Ed Kiser's point about Beckfoot and SA is an interesting one.
There seem to be four elements in identification: 'name', 'building', 'situation' and 'meaning' (whether it had a special meaning for AR).
Lanehead scores highly for meaning and name (head-foot), but loses marks for situation and building.
Tent Lodge scores well for building but less well for the others.
Oxen House gets almost full marks for situation (river mouth, boathouse, stable yard, lawn proximity to passing road) and AR would have seen it dozens of times but it scores zero for building.
Town Head (the B/W photo) scores good marks for its name (head-foot again) and for building, but unless AR had friends that lived there, it scores poorly for meaning as well as situation.
Brown Howe seems to score low marks for each element, although it is fine building and has a lawn.
Are there any other serious contenders?
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