River Cottage, Alresford.

 
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This thatched cottage stands across the the River Arle at Alresford, Hampshire, and dates back to 1258.
It was once a Fulling Mill, Fulling was a two-part process of cleaning new-woven cloth.
1. by soaking it in clean water and beating it, usually with water-drivan paddles;
2. the cloth was thickened by scrubbing it with
"fuller's earth"(aluminium oxide)which provided a good texture and initiated bleaching,a process later completed by the cloth-owners who streched the cloth out to dry over a wooden frame called a "tenter".

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bubbalinn - Feb 23, 2009 01:49 PM EDT
What a beautiful view of the cottage. I also like the black and white version, it does add the older feel to it. Thanks for the information, I enjoyed reading about it.
PaulGray - Feb 17, 2009 10:47 AM EDT
A lovely picture which could have been taken way back in the past. I think perhaps colour would have spoilt it. Reminds me of the cottage in the film 'Random Harvest' with Greer Garson and Ronald Coleman. Thanks for this and the description of Fulling.
chriss35 - Feb 17, 2009 10:20 AM EDT
Many thanks to Beverly, Julie, Carol & Don for your very kind comments on this image and for taking the time to view. I'm pleased with the turn out.
donwrob - Feb 17, 2009 09:50 AM EDT
They just don't build them like they used to. Cool capture of a beautiful cottage. Don
shutterbug - Feb 17, 2009 06:08 AM EDT
Lovely photo of the thatched cottage. Carol
JulieMetott - Feb 16, 2009 05:02 PM EDT
Awesome Shot, it reminds me of a fairy tales!
talsi - Feb 16, 2009 04:56 PM EDT
Quaint cottage - amazing it has stood so long

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